Attorney Stephen W. Manning is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next generation activism against mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Stephen has received multiple awards: the 2015 Founders Award for the person who had the most impact on immigration policy, the 2010 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, and is a Bill & Ann Shepard Law Scholar. He is a former Commissioner for the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. He is on the Board of Directors of Health Bridges International, a nonprofit supporting developing nation healthcare, and the Northwest Speak Out Project, a nonprofit engaged in community based education on sexual minorities.
In addition to his legal work, Stephen is the author of a mystery novel, Broken Spanish Bones. An accomplished distance runner, climber, open water swimmer, and ski mountaineer, he lives with his husband, James Wilson, in Portland, Oregon, in a home they designed and built.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.