Gender Issues

Your Greatest Version Awaits You / Funmilola Fagbamila

Your Greatest Version Awaits You / Funmilola Fagbamila

FOUNDING MEMBER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER In this presentation, award-winning playwright, artist and scholar Funmilola Fagbamila explains the necessary steps to create your most authentic and courageous self. By pulling from her greatest challenges and life lessons — from touring her one-woman stage play internationally to working as a political consultant for the president of [Read more…]

A Day With Dr.J

A Day With Dr.J

  Calling all College Students! The uncertainty and insecurity many students feel from being away from home (some for the 1st time; others after living at home during the Pandemic) can cause a tremendous amount of anxiety & stress. When your classmates struggle, where do they go?   After working with hundreds of thousands of [Read more…]

#MeToo: Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

#MeToo:  Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

    #metoo happened and #TIMESUP was created … now what? In this entertaining interactive, multi-media lecture, students will find out how to navigate the terrain between #metoo and a new world. Through video clips, audio samples, and rare photos, students will uncover the stories of the fierce women and LGBT people  of Hollywood’s scandalous [Read more…]

Left for Dead /Domestic Violence Awareness / Teri Jendusa Nicolai

Left for Dead /Domestic Violence Awareness / Teri Jendusa Nicolai

    Teri Jendusa Nicolai has survived the unthinkable.  Her ex-husband tried to murder her by beating her with a baseball bat, stuffing her bloody body into a garbage can, driving her across state lines and placing her in a storage locker in sub-zero weather.  26 hours later she was miraculously rescued less than an hour from death. [Read more…]

ALL Signs Point to MAYBE / Maybe Burke

ALL Signs Point to MAYBE / Maybe Burke

How do you know you’re transgender? With all the different words people can use for their gender, how do you find the one that works for you? What happens after you come out? Join Maybe Burke as they tell the story of growing to reject binary gender roles, choose their own name, and stay true [Read more…]

Heterosexism & Cissexism / Warren Blumenfeld

Heterosexism & Cissexism / Warren Blumenfeld

This one-of-a-kind program offers a unique approach to issues surrounding sexual identity, gender identity, and expression. Warren J. BLUMENFELD discusses how the fight to end heterosexism and cissexism is everyone’s fight if we are to bring about a less oppressive and more productive society for all. He invites heterosexual males and females, lesbians, gay males, [Read more…]

Spitfires, Latin Lovers & Bandidos The Latino Stereotype in Film / Alma Martinez

Spitfires, Latin Lovers & Bandidos The Latino Stereotype in Film / Alma Martinez

* Who created the Latino stereotype and why? * What is the American stereotype? * Is there any truth in stereotypes? * Why are images of bandidos, maids and talking Chihuahuas offensive to the Latino community? Alma Martinez, a dynamic speaker and motivator, addresses the construct of the Latino stereotype in film and television and [Read more…]

Dare to Ask! / Phillip Milano

Dare to Ask! / Phillip Milano

Media appearances:   With 20,000 live student conversations and 10 million visits at DareToAks.com (formerly YForum.com), Phillip has found that opening up about the very things that ruffle our feathers — from stereotypes to insensitivity to microaggressions — is what helps us move past them. Students roll in the aisles AND gain powerful new insights in an [Read more…]