SMU Provost Paul W. Ludden talks with Emmitt Smith at the 4th Annual Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue on August 17.
August 19, 2010
Former Dallas Cowboy and recent Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Emmitt Smith was the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue hosted by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson at SMU.
The summit, held August 17, is an ongoing partnership between Johnson’s Congressional Office and His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Northern Texas. The event uses cultural diversity as a platform to help young people learn more about themselves, their family norms and the cultures of their peers.
Approximately 50 students, ages 13-18, were nominated by educators and wrote essays to earn admission to the full day of cultural awareness education. Following the summit, some of the participants will be asked to join the Congresswoman’s Youth Advisory Committee.