Speakers

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…]

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…]

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…]

NO, I Am Not a Terrorist! / Zohra Sarwari

NO, I Am Not a Terrorist! / Zohra Sarwari

Are all Muslims terrorists?  What does Islam say about “terrorism”?  What is behind the veil? This is a golden opportunity to change the way your students think about Muslims and other religions.  Over 50% of Americans have no basic understanding of the Muslim faith, which causes discrimination and intolerance everywhere. Using humor and personal experiences, [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…]

Terms and Conditions May Apply / Cullen Hoback

Terms and Conditions May Apply / Cullen Hoback

Think you have nothing to hide?  Guess again! Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets…and are not [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…]