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Lynn professor to speak at Salem State’s TEDx event

SALEM — Amy Smith, a Salem State University professor who lives in Lynn, and nine other Salem State faculty members will make presentations during the university's second TEDxSalemStateUniversity event on Sept. 22.

This year's theme is "Mindfulness and Transformation." The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, 356 Lafayette St. 

Smith, an associate professor of media and communication, will talk about "Transforming Views: Mindful Garment Making," which she says will be especially appealing to those who struggle to feel comfortable in mass-produced clothing, those who are eco-conscious, and those who are interested in hand-crafted garments.

Smith said, "Making my own clothing has had a profound impact on how I view myself in a 'retail world.'"

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.

Tickets are $25, $15 for students and are available at

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