Speakers

#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…]

Addicted to Plastic / Ian Connacher

Addicted to Plastic / Ian Connacher

For better and for worse, no ecosystem or segment of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. ADDICTED TO PLASTIC is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there’s so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, [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…]

Anxiety, Depression and You / Tom Ryan

Anxiety, Depression and You / Tom Ryan

Crazy in College: An Uncensored Look Inside the Mind of Mental Illness: Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder Learn Tom’s 8 Ways to Kick ASS with Mental Illness! Harness the power of mental illness and use it to your advantage! Tom Ryan’s, program is an interactive, compelling, RAW, UNCENSORED exploration of depression, anxiety and bi-polar complete with [Read more…]

Bake It Till You Make It: Mental Health

Bake It Till You Make It:  Mental Health

Using Baking To Empower Mental Health Healing Bake it Till You Make it is a presentation in which mental health author and speaker,  Dayna Altman facilitates a live cooking demonstration while telling her mental health story.   Using ingredients as metaphors, Dayna takes a simple baking recipe and shares her road to mental health recovery.  An advocate, [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…]

Can I REALLY make a difference?: A Game Plan to Identify and Pursue Your Purpose / Dan Parris

Can I REALLY make a difference?: A Game Plan to Identify and Pursue Your Purpose / Dan Parris

  We all want to pursue our purpose and want to change the world in the process. The trouble is figuring out how to start, overcome doubt, push through struggles that are bound to come and ultimately, leave the world better than you found it. In this presentation, audiences will take-away: •The two questions that [Read more…]

Claim The Dream – An Inspiring One-Woman Historical Drama with Dianne Dixon

Claim The Dream – An Inspiring One-Woman Historical Drama with Dianne Dixon

  Designed to educate, enlighten and empower people to respect the past, “Claim the Dream” dramatically portrays the dream of freedom, justice and equality for all. Audiences are transported across time as each character is colorfully communicated through dramatic monologue, dance, music, slide presentation and audience participation. “CLAIM THE DREAM” is a chronology of noted [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…]

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…]