TEDxNEIU

Spring 2021

Tuesday, April 20
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Videos of the talks will be shared at a later date. 

Organizer: Rae Joyce Baguilat, r-baguilat@neiu.edu

Featured speakers and Schedule

Please note: all speaker times are an approximation. Recordings of presentations will be available at a later date.

10:30 a.m.
Jacqueline Saper, alum
From Miniskirt to Hijab to Cowboy Boots: Iran’s History as Told Through Fashion

10:45 a.m.
Kristina Garcia, faculty
Lessons Learned From Fighting: Martial Arts, Compassion, and the Academic Journey

11 a.m.
Mariah C. Mendez, student
Gender Exploration: Fluidity

11:15 a.m.
Jaime Gonzalez Vicker, alum
A Non-Traditional Approach to Education and Life

11:30 a.m.
Kevin D. Mimms, alum
Black Fathers in Our Age of Mind

Noon
TEDx pre-recorded videos

12:30 p.m.
Diane Bou Khalil, alum
Why the United States Media Should Rethink How It Represents Immigrants   

12:45 p.m.
Mateo Farzaneh, faculty
Reconsidering How We Write the History of Women in Wars

1 p.m.
Kimya P. Barden, faculty
How Multi-Generational College Debt Impacts African-American Families' Financial Freedom

1:15 p.m.
Aaron Cortes, staff
Competing Against Privilege in STEM Fields

1:30 p.m.
Hussain Khemani, alum
The Benefits of Comics in the Classroom

1:45 p.m.
Kaleb Autman, student
It Takes a Village to Dream of Freedom 

About TED and Tedx

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