Have you ever been misunderstood due to cultural differences? Have you ever longed for everyday, logical, concrete steps for communicating and forming strong, lasting friendships with people from different cultures (i.e. difference genders, ethnicities, abilities, sexualities, etc.)? Former MTV Real World star and diversity consultant, Mohammed Bilal, has helped thousands of people move beyond the sheer tolerance of difference. His 12 Steps Towards Accepting Diversity is a fun, interactive presentation sprinkled with scholarship, hip-hop, and self-reflective narratives that equip the participant with easy, valuable, and powerful tools for appreciating the wondrous diversity around us.
Join Angus Pollock, a transgender man who lives right here in Storm Lake, for his talk on being a female to male transgender person in rural Iowa. This intimate conversation will offer you a glimpse into what it is to be a transman in a community such as ours, as well as a little Transgender 101. Walk in his shoes as he describes daily life, struggles, triumphs, family, and his own self-discovery. This will not be a stale power point lecture, but it will be an intimate conversation with an open question and answer session. Bring your eager minds and your open hearts and join Angus for Walk In My Shoes.
World Champion Log Roller and young entrepreneur Abby Hoeschler will share her experience of revolutionizing the historic, Northwoods sport of log rolling through the creation of a lightweight, synthetic log. Her company, Key Log Rolling, is dedicated to growing the sport with the ultimate goal of making log rolling an Olympic Sport.
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588