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From the Streets to the Stage

From the Streets to the Stage

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 this week 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 [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…]

Accept Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself / Robin Cloud

Accept Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself / Robin Cloud

Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you had the courage to follow that voice inside you?  Gay or straight, coming out to the world in a way that reveals your authentic self is the greatest act of courage.  Combining humor and her own personal experience, Cloud explores the power [Read more…]

Funny Money / James Cunningham

Funny Money / James Cunningham

Everyone knows the stereotype of the broke college or university student.  You may even be one. Comedian and award-winning lecturer JAMES CUNNINGHAM turns students’ financial woes around with his critically acclaimed program, FUNNY MONEY. FUNNY MONEY addresses what is a growing problem – young people leaving school unprepared for the day-to-day realities of paying the [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…]

Sex & Relationships: How To Get The Best of Both Worlds / Dr. Wendy Walsh

Sex & Relationships: How To Get The Best of Both Worlds / Dr. Wendy Walsh

  The author of the wildly successful books “The Boyfriend Test”,”The Girlfriend Test”,”The 30-Day Love Detox”, and weekly guest on CNN and Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor is now available to come to your campus! The author of the wildly successful books “The Boyfriend Test”,”The Girlfriend Test”,”The 30-Day Love Detox”, and weekly guest on CNN and [Read more…]

Spitting Game: The College Hook-up Culture. A Sexual Assault Awareness Program / Denice Evans

Spitting Game: The College Hook-up Culture.  A Sexual Assault Awareness Program / Denice Evans

This program highlights Sexual Assault Awareness and can help your school meet primary prevention initiatives. Topics cover the intersection of alcohol, sexual assault, legal consent, sexual health and wellness. It is ideally suited for comprehensive campus-wide sexual assault programming and can be framed within Orientation Seminars and First Year Experience formats. It covers peer pressure [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…]