Kip Fulbeck: Diversity Week Speaker
Date and Time
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
University Center Forums A/B
Kip Fulbeck is an award-winning filmmaker, slam poet, artist, and author of Part Asian, 100% Hapa. For is expertise on racial identity, he has received a landslide of attention from national media such as CNN and MTV. Through spoken word, stand-up comedy, and personal stories, Fulbeck captivates his audiences keenly exploring the pop-culture and multiracial identity of America.
Empowered by his own background, Fulbeck confronts media imagery, interracial dating patterns, and icons of race and sex in the United States, constantly questioning where “Hapas” fit in in a country that ignores multiracialism. His artwork, videos and performances are thought provoking and entertaining leading audiences to consider the question, "Who Am I?" As the keynote speaker for University of Diversity Week, Kip Fulbeck’s message invites and inspires viewers to explore how our own ethnic stereotypes and opinions on interracial dating, gender roles, and personal identity are formed and furthermore, what we can do with racial understanding.