DeAmon Harges gave this talk at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In Ralph Ellison’s novel, The Invisible Man, a man discovers his true self and how to others he’s invisible. People judge him because of where he lives. They see everything but him; he’s a figment of their imagination. His invisibility isn’t the problem; it was the construction of their eyes. In marginalized places, peoples gifts are invisible.
As The Dream Catcher, he brings things from the dream world into reality. He is a relationship tactician, connecting people and coordinating efforts. He maintains connections in the community that support discovery, practice and celebration in order to build community, economy and mutual delight. The author of the Knights of Breton Court trilogy, Buffalo Soldier, he has many of his short stories collected in The Voices of the Martyrs. The neighborhood scop, he tells stories about the gifts of the people, telling the stories of what happened and taking the minutes of the community. You can learn more about him at http://mauricebroaddus.com/