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TEDxSMU Women's Conference
Dallas Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The Action Research Center participated in the Education and Entrepreneurship track. To learn more about Dallas Startup Week, visit
Dr. Candice L. Bledsoe, SMU faculty and founder of Action Research Center, discussed the experiences of the underrepresented during TEDxSMU Women. TEDWomen is a TED event curated by TED that focuses on women and women’s issues. TEDxWomen events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDWomen, and also feature live, local speakers. TEDxSMUWomen is one of many TEDx events that happened around the globe that expands on the ideas brought up at TEDWomen. For more information about TEDxSMU visit www.tedxsmu.org. To
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The Collective is a creative arts group comprised of artists, singers, activists, writers, scholars, and academics. The Collective shares the stories of minoritized women in America. Through thought-provoking and award-winning performances, we aim to lift up and create space for women of color to share their voices, especially as it relates to the intersection of race, gender, and class. Our vision is to create strong communities of color whose inherent value and dignity is experienced in all aspects of society. To learn more about the Collective, click here.
Meadows School of the Arts
April 18, 2020, 9AM-2PM
Southern Methodist University
Cox School of Business
Collins Executive Center
SMU MBA Diversity Initiatives
SMU Department of Community Outreach
United Nations Association-Dallas Chapter
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Academy
Second Sat. of each month
Action Research Center in the News
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Youth Leaders on the Cutting Edge
Dr. Richard Reddick, Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement and Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Texas at Austin, is an expert on higher education and African-American students and faculty. His research analyzes mentoring relationships between faculty and black students, including factors influencing faculty mentorship and the advising and counseling approaches utilized by faculty in mentoring black students.
Black Excellence in Higher Education
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Speech by Kelvin Beachum, Jr.