Selected to further our diversity, equity, and inclusion work, the following TED talks are offered to help us reflect on and engage in conversation of how we understand ourselves and others.

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    • Access to a transcript may help you select your sentence, phrase, and word for our discussion in the fall.

You are invited (and encouraged!) to add your sentence, phrase, and word in the comment section below as you watch and reflect. (Please be sure to include the title of the talk in your comment.) 

Grace Lin: Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf by Grace Lin

Rebeca Hwang: The Power of Diversity Within Yourself

Liz Kleinrock: How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics

 

Zachary Wood: Why it’s worth listening to people you disagree with

Reshma Sanjani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven’t met

Steven Petrow: Three ways to practice Civility

LB Hannahs: What it’s like to be a transgender dad

 

 

8 thoughts on “Voices of Diversity 2019

  1. Meredith Burris

    Grace Lin: Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf

    Sentence: Kids who always see themselves in books, need to be able to see things from other viewpoints.

    Phrase: see outside themselves

    Word: self-worth

    *note – Grace Lin will be our visiting author in the spring!

  2. Meredith Burris

    Rebeca Hwang: The Power of Diversity Within Yourself

    Sentence: So this episode launched a lifelong quest for my identity.

    Phrase: my looks betrayed me

    Word: reinventing

  3. Meredith Burris

    Liz Kleinrock: How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics

    Sentence: “We’re big enough to know about these things because these problems are happening where we live. And we have the right to talk about them because it will be our life in the future.”

    Phrase: truly terrifying teachable moment

    Word: dehumanize

  4. Meredith Burris

    Zachary R. Wood: Why it’s worth listening to people you disagree with

    Sentence: It’s my belief that to achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity.

    Phrase: gain a lot from individual interactions

    Word: backlash

  5. Meredith Burris

    Reshma Sanjani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection

    Sentence: Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure.

    Phrase: not raising our girls to be brave.

    Word: imperfection

  6. Meredith Burris

    Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven’t met.

    Sentence: When we’re in trouble, when we need new ideas, when we need new jobs, when we need new resources – this is when we really pay a price for living in a clique.

    Phrase: fight our filters

    Word: kembali

  7. Meredith Burris

    Steven Petrow: Three ways to practice civility

    Sentence: “Civility does not mean appeasement or avoiding important differences. It means listening and talking about those differences with respect.”

    Phrase: the wall is the real incivility here

    Word: civilist

  8. Meredith Burris

    LB Hannahs: What’s it’s like to be a transgender dad

    Sentence: Now this work to develop a healthy relationship with gender for Elliot made me rethink and evaluate how I allowed sexism to manifest in my own gender identity.

    Phrase: validating and at times transformative moments

    Word: transparent

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