CEB is excited to announce that our first speaker of the semester is ISRA CHAKER! She will be in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 7:00 pm. As a civil rights activist, and because of her personal connection to and direct impact by the Muslim Ban, she is very passionate in her efforts to reunite families and advocate for vulnerable people. Chaker empowers individuals to use their personal stories and voices to create change in their own communities.
Tarana Burke: Creating a Movement
Tarana Burke will be at the Macky Auditorium on April 15th. Burke started the 'me too' movement in 2006 and now know known as the founder of the movement. The movement went on to become a global phenomenom that raised awareness about sexual harrasment, abuse, assult, and rape.
Viola Davis, a 3 time Grammy winner and 13 time nominee actress and producer, is visiting CU Boulder on April 4th, 2019. Tickets are available starting March 11th at the UMC. Davis is known for her award winning acting in 'How to Get Away With Murder', 'The Help, the Broadway productions of 'King Hedley II', and 'Fences'. Davis is the first black actor to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting: by winning an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony all in acting categories.
Kevin Hines: Cracked, Not Broken
In 2000, Kevin Hines attemped to committ suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco but survived. He is one of the 25 out of 1700 people to survive attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Later, Hines went on to become a mental health advocate and suicide prevention speaker by traveling the world and sharing his story. He visited CU Boulder on November 12th to raise awareness for mental illnesses and suicide prevention resources.
An Evening with Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj is comedian, political commentator, and writer best known for being the senior correspondent on the Daily Show, the featured speaker for the White House Correspondence Dinner, and his stand-up and Netflix orignal 'Homecoming King'. Minhaj will soon go onto become the host for a Netflix original political and comedy show named 'The Patriot Act.'