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TEDxSalemStateUniversity Provost Silva

Event Details

Sunday, September 22, 2019

1-4 pm

Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts




Our second TEDxSalemStateUniversity event will be held on Sunday, September 22, 1-4 pm, at the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. Our event will explore the theme "Mindfulness and Transformation."

Speakers and Topics

“Gladys Palmer and the Transformation of Women’s College Sports,” Brad Austin, professor of history

“What Running Taught Me About Grief, Fear, and Black Women,” Tiffany Gayle Chenault, professor of sociology

“Act One: My Unique Relationship with Gumby,” Jeff Driskell, associate professor of social work

“Talking Mindfully About Whiteness,” Neenah Estrella-Luna, associate professor of sociology

“Want to Transform Schools, Communities, and Yourself? Think Like a Coach!,” Jacy Ippolito, associate professor of secondary and higher education

“Embodied Mindfulness: Dancing Our Way to Transformation,” Meghan McLyman, professor, and Betsy Miller, assistant professor of music and dance

“Contemplative Pedagogy: Cultivating Critical Awareness, Clarity and Presence in a Time of Distraction,” Steven Thurston Oliver, associate professor of secondary and higher education

“How Mindfulness Can Transform the Way You Think About Writing,” Alexandria Peary, professor of English

“Transforming Views: Mindful Garment Making,” Amy Smith, associate professor of media and communication


Watch talks from inaugural 2018 event

What is TEDx?

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 TEDxSalemStateUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSalemStateUniversity event, TED Talks 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.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

For more information contact Debra Longo at 978.542.6246 or email

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