A Compelling Conversation with Wade Davis
Former NFL Player, Equality Advocate and Educator
Former NFL Player Wade Davis is a thought leader and public speaker on gender, race and orientation equality. Davis is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant, and currently works with professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection of sexism, racism and homophobia. In addition to his work in sports, Davis consults for such companies as Google, Netflix and AppNexus to build inclusive corporate cultures. He is an active contributor on numerous educational and media projects to engage men on issues of gender equity and equality and ensure women’s workplace equality. His partnerships include collaborations with Time’s Up Now, the United Nations, Ebony Magazine and the Ms. Foundation.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Charlestown Campus, A300
Program begins at 1p.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Online registration is required.
Follow Wade Davis on Twitter: @Wade_Davis28
See more at: wadeadavis.com
A Compelling Conversation with Roxanne Gay
Author and Cultural Critic
Roxane Gay’s work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. Bad Feminist, a collection of essays, was named one of the best books of the year by NPR and declared “trailblazing” by Salon. Her debut novel, An Untamed State, was long-listed for the Flaherty- Dunnan First Novel Prize. In 2017, Gay released Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body and a collection of short stories titled Difficult Women. Gay’s writing has appeared in The New York Times and many other renowned publications. She recently became the first black woman to write for Marvel, penning a comic series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Program begins at 1 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Online registration is required
Follow Roxane Gay on Twitter: @rgay
Frank H. Wu