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.

  • The videos will play from this page.  
  • Use the associated hyperlinked text to read the corresponding transcripts. 
    • 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



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