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Nia Robinson ’19, a sociology major from Chicago, was the student speaker at TEDxMiddlebury in November 2017.

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TEDxMiddlebury Videos Now Online

January 30, 2018


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Talks given by six speakers, including a Middlebury alumna and current student, at the College’s annual TEDxMiddlebury conference are now posted to YouTube and available below. The event took place in November 2017 in the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

TEDx is a localized version of the famous TED talks, in which speakers offer a short talk about an innovative idea. The recent TEDx conference, titled “Lost and Found,” was built around the idea of “perpetual discovery and rediscovery that is essential to our existence as human beings.”

More information about the Middlebury event is available here.

Daniel Erker – Boston University Spanish professor and linguist, "Language is a Bridge, Not a Barrier"
Lecia Brooks  outreach director, Southern Poverty Law Center, "Remembering is Not Enough"
Michael Jager  Vermont-based designer and branding expert, "Saving Curiosity"
Attica Scott  Kentucky state legislator and first black woman in nearly 20 years to serve in the state legislature, "Claiming Your Space, Owning Your Power"
Nia Robinson '19  junior sociology major from Chicago and former copresident of the Black Student Union, "We Are Not As Lost As We Think We Are"
Rana Abdelhamid '15  internationally recognized human rights advocate, "Finding Our Power"



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