TEDxMcAllen unveils speakers for November event

South Texas native astronaut Michael Fossum, Olympian German Madrazo and McAllen High School’s reigning teacher of the year, Melina Recio, are but three of the 15 speakers that will participate in the inaugural series of TEDxMcAllen, a subsidiary of TED, the popular events that are often presented in the form of short talks “delivered by leading thinkers and doers.” Also participating in the series on Nov. 12 at the Arts Village in McAllen will be Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley; violinist Diana Seitz; bilingual advocate Karina Chapa; disabilities advocate Evelyn Cano; border advocate Sydney Ramon; entrepreneur Pilar Gonzalez; photojournalist Veronica Cardenas; professor Andres Bernal; author Shaw Elliot Russell; HIV/AIDS health advocate Leo Benavidez; and an agricultural blockchain founder Alex Macias. Read the full story on TheMonitor.com.

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