Speak OutGAMBIER, Ohio (February 19, 2008) A touch of humor will strike a blow against discrimination during Speak Out Against Discrimination Day at Kenyon on Tuesday.
Comedian Heather Gold is a passionate and witty voice for authenticity, saying what usually goes unsaid. Through humor and audience involvement, Gold sets an example for what she calls our culture's greatest collective need: a way to be ourselves together.
Gold will appear at 8:00 p.m. in the Bolton Theater. A reception will follow at the Peirce Pub.
Her talk is "True. Together." She tells a romantic story of her unlikely courtship, marriage, family acceptance, and political re-engagement in California. "Conformity is no longer working for America, the most diverse nation in the world," Gold said. "It's not working in politics, civil rights or business. It even undermines a good marriage. Emphasizing difference in pursuit of common goals actually brings people together more quickly. It demands that ... all of us come out more as ourselves."
Speak Out Against Discrimination Day is organized by Kenyon's Discrimination Advisors and aims to raise discrimination awareness and encourage meaningful discussion about issues of diversity.