Diversity and Multicultural

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…]

Chris Eyre, Native American Director

Chris Eyre, Native American Director

An Evening with Chris Eyre On your campus, Chris will introduce a film of your choice, screen it, and then lead discussion, Q & A with the audience. For more info on Chris, please see – WWW.CHRISEYRE.ORG. Nearly every Native American living in Indian Country has seen Chris Eyre’s 1998 Smoke Signals.  All audiences enjoyed the film [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…]

White Privilege Pop Quiz: The Test You Can’t Fail / Molly Secours

White Privilege Pop Quiz: The Test You Can’t Fail / Molly Secours

With humor and compassion, Molly Secours deftly navigates the murky waters of racial bias and encourages honest discussion. Secours effectively reveals how even those with ‘good intentions’ inadvertently promote division and disparity. By asking ourselves a few key questions, we develop empathy while learning how a lack of inquiry can perpetuate ‘white privilege’ and inequity [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…]

Diversity University / Dr. Julia Garcia & Monti Washington

Diversity University / Dr. Julia Garcia & Monti Washington

Part of The TRU College Life series! Julia Garcia & Monti Washington Take it first hand from the foster kid who struggled for the opportunity to make it to college and the party girl who almost gave it all away. Millennials Monti Washington and Julia Garcia are two of the most talented and dynamic speakers [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…]

RaceOff / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

RaceOff / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

This live, multimedia and musical, beat-entrenched audience interactive program is based on Teja Arboleda’s wildly successful, national touring video, RaceOff. Arboleda challenges the audience to wipe away assumptions about racial identity and jumpstart a cultural revolution that will turn the word race into a four-letter word!  The main feature of RaceOff is a video which [Read more…]