Hendrix College to host TEDxHendrixCollegeWomen event

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Hendrix College will host the third annual TEDxHendrixCollegeWomen event.

An independently organized event, it will include talks from three innovative Central Arkansas women and is organized around a live-stream of the national TED Women conference in San Francisco.

The theme for this year’s event is “Invented Here.” TED Women will celebrate invention in all its forms, not just technology, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art; and, at times, individual’s lives. Focus will be placed on highlighting the strength, passion and resilience of women around the world and at home.

TEDxHendrixCollegeWomen will take place 5 to 8 p.m. in Room C of the Mills Building at Hendrix College. The event is free. Those interested may register at TEDxHendrixCollege.com.

Guest speakers include:

•    Karen Yeary, associate professor and researcher in the department of Health Behavior and Health Education at UAMS College of Public Health. Her research interests include faith-based health promotion, health disparities and psychosocial aspects of health. She is currently studying health and nutrition among minority women in the Arkansas Delta region.

•    Maxine Payne, a photographer and associate professor of art at Hendrix College. Through her work, which has been shown nationally, Payne seeks to engage community and highlight the idea of place. Payne has collaborated with biologist Matt Moran on a project documenting the “Big Woods” region in Arkansas.

•    Dr. Anne J. Goldberg is an applied anthropologist and associate professor of anthropology at Hendrix College. Her research interests include the anthropology of education and identity. She has done research on the US-Mexico borderlands and has been involved in the process of proposing new Heritage Areas in the Southwestern US.