Artist with multiple talks

Election 2020: How Will You Decide? / Rick Shenkman

Election 2020: How Will You Decide? / Rick Shenkman

  By the end of the presidential election you will know whether the candidates like cats or dogs and who they’ve slept with.  You’ll know if they ever smoked pot or used blow, and how many lies they’ve told on the campaign trail (and whether voters care).  On your social media feed you’ll come across [Read more…]

From Lonely to Loving It: Hilarious Guide to College Transition / Lauren LoGiudice

From Lonely to Loving It: Hilarious Guide to College Transition / Lauren LoGiudice

Contemplating quitting college Lauren had a choice: drop out or find a way to adapt and thrive. Opting to stay, she improvised to find strategies that allowed her to blossom as the odd one out at home and at school. She honed these lessons within the voices of her sketch comedy characters which she performs [Read more…]

Other: The New Normal? / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

Other: The New Normal? / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

This one-man, multimedia show will make you laugh and cry, and seriously contemplate your own identity. Ride along with Teja through generations of mixed-race and cultural experiences from all over the world.Entertaining Diversity’s flagship one-man show (originally titled ‘Ethnic Man!’) is a fast paced, humorous and dramatic autobiographical multimedia performance. Having enjoyed countless standing ovations, unforgettable messages [Read more…]

We Don’t Look Like our Stories / Dr. Julia Garcia

We Don’t Look Like our Stories / Dr. Julia Garcia

With self-harm and suicide ideation reaching epidemic highs, there has never been a more critical time to connect in a real way and for students to know they aren’t alone.  GARCIA’s raw and revealing approach is leading students to rewrite the stigma of mental health, making her one of the most game changing voices of our generation. This is not your traditional lecture.  It’s  an experience to help students SILENCE  ANY  STORY  THAT TELLS  THEM  THIS  IS  THE  END… Because  you  never  know  how  sharing  your story,  can  help  someone  else  through  theirs. TEDx performer, impact speaker, and mental health expert, Dr. Julia Garcia, has spent [Read more…]

Crossing the Line: Comedians, Politicians and Shock Jocks / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

Crossing the Line: Comedians, Politicians and Shock Jocks / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

This multimedia lecture by actor/speaker/educator Teja Arboleda, digs deep into the freedom of speech issue. By asking the current hot-button question – Where is the line, and who, if anyone, is allowed to cross it? – Arboleda challenges the audience to consider the consequences of stereotypes reinforced by the famous, the powerful and the media. [Read more…]

From the Streets to the Stage / Monti Washington

From the Streets to the Stage / Monti Washington

A product of a one night stand, abused in foster home after foster home, and raised sleeping in parks were just a few of the daunting obstacles in Monti’s journey from the streets to the stage. This is an interactive presentation, designed to help students gain the problem solving skills needed to be successful, both inside [Read more…]

Behind the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

Behind the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

  With the launch of their 30th Anniversary re-boot of their JUST DO IT ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, Nike set the internet on fire and the social media blaze is still burning. But this deal had raised some really big social justice questions. •Should Colin Kaepernick have signed his multi-million Nike deal given Nike’s [Read more…]

Fight The “Freshman 15”: Nutrition for ALL Students / Tom Ryan

Fight The “Freshman 15”: Nutrition for ALL Students / Tom Ryan

This is NOT a diet program! You will learn how to KICK BUTT nutritionally on foods students love to eat: pizza, burgers, chips, & yes even BEER! You’ll learn to: 1) Wake your brain before an exam. 2) Exercise less than 3 hrs./week & be in great shape 3) Learn to fill your backpack w/ [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…]

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

Dan Parris@ TEDx Gateway Arch, St. Louis, on 9/11/14 PERFECT for Poverty Awareness and National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Weeks. What breaks your heart?  What makes you come alive?  Figure out a way your students can intersect these passions by hosting this program! This dynamic presentation is based on the documentary film What Matters?, a film about three [Read more…]