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Bill Nye



7:30 PM

MSC Ballroom

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RJ Mitte co-starred on the Emmy-winning AMC drama, Breaking Bad, as the son of the cancer-stricken high school science teacher turned drug manufacturer played by Bryan Cranston. Just as his character on the show, Walter White, Jr., has cerebral palsy so does Mitte, although Mitte’s is a milder form of the disability. In 2014, Mitte will begin a recurring role on the Peabody Award-winning ABC Family drama, Switched at Birth, playing Campbell, a pre-med college student paralyzed by a snowboarding accident who works at the free clinic. On the big screen, Mitte played Tim in the fantasy thriller feature film House of Last Things. The film screened at the first ever Paris Film Festival which was held at the majestic Champs Elysee. Mitte served as Juror as well as Celebrity Youth Ambassador for the inaugural Burbank International Film Festival, and introduced the documentary CinemAbility at the opening night gala in September 2013. ...   

John Bul Dau


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

7:00 PM


Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan, Iran and, in the 1970’s, moved to Southern California with her family. She later attended UC Berkeley where she met and married a Frenchman.
Firoozeh grew up listening to her father, a former Fulbright Scholar, recount the many colorful stories of his life in both Iran and America. In 2001, with no prior writing experience, Firoozeh decided to write her stories as a gift for her two children. Funny in Farsi was on the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times bestseller lists and was a finalist for the PEN/USA award in 2004 and a finalist in 2005 for an Audie Award for best audio book ...   
Soledad O'Brien


MONday, MARCH 21, 2015

7:30 PM

MSC Ballroom

Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress who can be seen in the Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black” where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset. The critically acclaimed show returns for its third season on Netflix June 12th. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. ...