Kimendran Chetty, a Richland alumnus and now a University of North Texas senior, is one of seven featured TEDx speakers who will speak at 6:30 p.m., Monday Sept. 12 in the Student Union at the University of North Texas (UNT). TEDx talks are lectures, 18 minute or less in length, sponsored by the non-profit Sapling Foundation. According to their website, they are intended to “foster the spreading of good ideas.”
Moving from his hometown, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to study at Richland and UNT has given Chetty many insights. “My talk is over my time here in America and it’s mostly personal narrative of cultural conflicts that I’ve had and how I’ve endured those struggles,” Chetty said.
While at Richland, Chetty spent much of his time working on the staff of the Chronicle. “I now work at the UNT International Center helping students and volunteering with the UNT and Denton Community,” he said.
You can find more information about the TEDx UNT event at https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/18956.