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Minnesota Fellow Artika Tyner

March 19, 2015, Fellows in the news

Congratulations to Minnesota Fellow Dr. Artika Tyner who presented a fascinating speech at a TEDx Talk entitled "Education for Social Change."

The video can be viewed here.

"This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Artika R. Tyner shares her vision for reimagining education - it begins with placing an explicit focus on leadership development and social justice advocacy. In her talk, the educator and civil rights attorney shares her experience of transforming the classroom into a learning laboratory where students experiment by applying their technical training to address the social justice challenges of our time. 

Dr. Artika Renee Tyner is a passionate educator, author, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice. At the University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership & Counseling, Dr. Tyner serves as a public policy/leadership professor. She trains graduate students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom. Dr. Tyner leads by example by organizing policy campaigns, fostering restorative justice practices, developing social entrepreneurship initiatives, and promoting assets-based community development. She serves as a global citizen by supporting education, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership initiatives in Africa.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)"

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