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Willie Baronet – It’s Just us – TEDxSMU 2016

During a cross country sign buying trip in July of 2014, Willie bought a homeless sign from Eddie Dunn in Philadelphia, and their conversation was featured in the documentary SIGNS OF HUMANITY. At the time Eddie was using heroin and living under a bridge. In February of 2016, after a year and a half of [...]

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Lynn McBee – Raise your hand for the POWER of PAGS (Public All-Girls Schools) – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

There is POWER in the public/private partnership in public education. It’s a fundamental shift in how we educate our children, and that’s what we’re doing at the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. Our Network supports 8 PUBLIC all-girls schools in Texas with PRIVATE enhancement dollars strategically placed in three key areas to prepare our girls to [...]

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Jan Langbein – Do Battered Women Eat Spam? – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

Every 9 seconds in this country a woman is assaulted by someone who says he loves her, by someone who says its her fault, and by someone who tries to tell everyone else that it is none of their business. Domestic violence – the leading cause of injury to women in the United States – [...]

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Nikki Duong Koenig – Ethical Fashion – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

We are all a part of the $1.5 trillion global fashion industry and we may be supporting forced labor, environmental pollution, and animal cruelty without knowing it. Conscientious consumers should be aware of the fashion industry’s tremendous global impact on people, our planet, and animals. We can all choose to not support unethical practices with [...]

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Catherine Cuellar – How can we redesign care to strengthen community for generations? – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

The populations of both children and seniors are exploding in the U.S., and each is at risk because they must depend on others for care. As traditional family structures and careers change, intergenerational bonds disintegrate, so knowledge and life skills are lost rather than passed on. How can we design more safe, caring places where [...]

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Maria Cramer – Fearlessness – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

Women are naturally a nurturing gender, leading from a place of caring and compassion. What happens when women are able to tap into the courage to be fearless and lead from a place of power and compassion? Maria Cramer discusses how women can tap into their fearlessness and find their power to make lasting change, [...]

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Suzanne Brown – It’s Time to Create Professional Part-time Working Mom Opportunities – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

For more than 3 years, Suzanne Brown has interviewed professional part-time working moms to hear their stories and understand their advice, insights, and challenges. In addition to sharing a few of these stories, Suzanne highlights a holistic view of changes impacting the U.S. workforce. She argues that the U.S. population shifts, social aspect, and business [...]

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Jaime Clark-Soles – Dying to Live – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles has taught New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University since 2001. She received her B.A. from Stetson University where she studied Philosophy and Russian Studies.  She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and her Ph.D. in New Testament from Yale University.  Her specialties include “The Gospel of [...]

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TEDxSMU Wednesday 9.5.2012

Keeping with the game and play theme we watched Stuart Brown’s talk: Play is more fun http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/stuart_brown_says_play_is_more_than_fun_it_s_vital.html Stuart Brown’s book- Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

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