Diversity/World View Student Events - Spring 2013
Unity Day with Amirah Sackett
Tuesday, Oct. 8
noon - 1 p.m.
Join us for our Unity Day celebration in the Great Hall, where our special guest, choreographer Amirah Sackett, will be performing and sharing her perspective about being a Muslim woman in the United States. Sackett, a charismatic and energizing performer, currently teaches at the prestigious St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, instilling her passion for hip-hop culture to high school arts students. She believes hip-hop culture, as a whole, gives voice to those often unheard and is a way to uplift, inspire and bring change to those communities that need it the most.
Differently Abled Daryl “Chill” Mitchell
Tuesday, Oct. 22
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Theater in the Scott Center
Join us for a lecture from Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, motivational speaker, actor and minority outreach spokesperson for the Christopher Reeve Foundation and Advocate for employing actors with disabilities.
Mitchell knows what it is like to approach life differently after suffering a motorcycle accident in 2001, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. As a movie and TV actor, he has never let his confinement to a wheelchair get in the way of a full acting career. Mitchell serves as the minority outreach spokesperson for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and has started his own foundation, the Daryl Mitchell Foundation, to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries. In 2010, he received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. He encourages others to believe in themselves and their abilities so that they may reach their career goals.