Upcoming Speakers

 

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The 2016 Elections: Voting as an Informed Citizen
March 23, 2016
7:00 PM
Hanner Fieldhouse
Sponsored by: Office of Leadership & Community Engagement,
Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Tickets Required- See Below for Distribution Information

Join us for a lively conversation with national political experts who will discuss the current political climate and upcoming election with a focus on helping you make informed choices as you cast your vote.


Student Ticket Distribution: February 29 – March 8

  • Students need to present their Eagle ID at the time of ticket pick-up and will be limited to one ticket per person.

  • Tickets will be distributed from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily at the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement, Russell Union 1056.

Faculty & Staff Ticket Distribution: March 3-8

  • Faculty and staff also need to present their Eagle ID at the time of ticket pick-up and will be limited to two tickets per person.

  • Tickets will be distributed from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily at the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement, Russell Union 1056.

Community Ticket Distribution: March 7-8

  • Tickets will be distributed from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily at the Hanner Fieldhouse box office.

  • Tickets will also be available to the local Savannah Community at the Coastal Georgia Center, located at 305 Fahm Street, next to the Savannah Visitor Center.  Tickets will be distributed during regular business hours.

All tickets are complimentary and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will not be available at the door the evening of the event. Please plan to arrive early and note that doors will close at 6:45 p.m. No one will be admitted to the event after that time. No photographs or recording of the event will be allowed.

Disability Access

Handicap seating for persons in wheelchairs is located on the lower level of the Hanner Fieldhouse.  All guests in wheelchairs should arrive at the main entrance where they will be met with a designated representative who will take their ticket and escort them and one guest to the side entrance for seating on the main floor.  Wheelchair accessible seating is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional handicap seating for persons who are not in wheelchairs is available on the upper level of the Hanner Fieldhouse and can be accessed through the front/main entrance.  Reservations are not required, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  A maximum of one person will be allowed to accompany the handicapped person in any handicap seating area.  A designated handicap parking area is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  A State handicap parking permit is required.

Visitors with disability concerns are strongly encouraged to arrive early.  Wheelchairs will not be available at the venue.

Guests Requiring American Sign Language

American Sign Language interpreting is available.  Guests who need access and desire close proximity to sign language services may choose to sit in Section G on the front row which will be reserved until 15 minutes before the event begins.

Questions?  Please contact the Office of the Registrar at (912) 478-5152.

Dr. Steve Perry
Steve Perry 2016 MLK Jr. Speaker
January 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and the Multicultural Student CenterPlease bring Eagle ID. Event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Steve Perry has become a national icon in the education revolution, a change agent who is tireless in his fight for providing equal and competitive opportunities for children who otherwise would not have a voice. Dr. Perry’s commitment to excellence in education led him to start Capital Preparatory Schools in 2012 with the objective to open schools that provide as many low income students/families with an educational experience that he considers a right not just an opportunity. His passion, advocacy and commitment to education can also be seen through his additional works; CNN’s Black in America series, Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE “Save My Son.” He shares his keys to success and calls to action in his latest best-selling book, “Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking A Fight.”

Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas  Immigration: Legality vs. Humanity 
February 2, 2016
7:00 pm
Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by: Multicultural Student Center, CLEC, First Year Experience, Center for Irish Research and Teaching, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, the Office of International Programs and Services, the Honors Program, and Institute for Public and Nonprofit StudiesPlease bring Eagle ID.  Attendance verification will be provided.

As a mental health activist, Kevin is the National Spokesperson for the Bell LET’S TALK Campaign and has been a guest speaker at more than 100 college campuses. His work has been featured by The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The TODAY Show on NBC, Mashable and The Wall Street Journal. His passionate TEDx talk entitled “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” went instantly viral online- with more than half a million views in less than 30 days. It continued to go on to amass more than 3,000,000 viewers and be featured on more than 200+ media outlets. Bringing a personality full warmth, humour and unparalleled honesty and channeling it in to topics people tend not to talk about, Kevin has become an in demand guest speaker at colleges and universities all over North America.


Kevin Breel
Kevin Breel Confessions of a Depressed Comic
February 11, 2016
7:00 pm
Russell Union Ballroom
Sponsored by: University Wellness Program, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment ManagementPlease bring Eagle ID.  Attendance verification will be provided.

As a mental health activist, Kevin is the National Spokesperson for the Bell LET’S TALK Campaign and has been a guest speaker at more than 100 college campuses. His work has been featured by The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The TODAY Show on NBC, Mashable and The Wall Street Journal. His passionate TEDx talk entitled “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” went instantly viral online- with more than half a million views in less than 30 days. It continued to go on to amass more than 3,000,000 viewers and be featured on more than 200+ media outlets. Bringing a personality full warmth, humour and unparalleled honesty and channeling it in to topics people tend not to talk about, Kevin has become an in demand guest speaker at colleges and universities all over North America.

Tim Mousseau
Tim Mousseau Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation
March 29, 2016
7:00 pm
Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by: University Wellness Program, Health Services, and CLECPlease bring Eagle ID.  Attendance verification will be provided.

In this keynote, Tim leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the difficult topic of sexual assault drawing from his own experiences and countless interactions with others in support groups. Why is an underlying culture of shame implicit, and how can it be stopped? Tim will help your communities understand the background information needed to facilitate healthy conversations on sexual assault, resources to assist in the survivor recovery process, and how the power of our personal and community stories can be utilized in prevention. Students will leave feeling prepared to create a culture of compassion while realistically facing an issue prevalent on campuses across the country.

 

Last updated: 2/5/2016

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