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Brandon Stanton HONY

Brandon Stanton, Photographer and creator of the popular website HONY (Humans of New York)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7 p.m.

Burney Center 

Co-Sponsored by: Communication Studies, Counseling Center,  Centro Hispano, Sociology and Criminology Department, Student Government Association,  The Association for Campus Entertainment, Student Media & The Office of International Programs 

Brandon Stanton shares his journey of personal growth and discovery, and uncovers the stories behind the stories featured on Humans of New York, powerfully illustrating the value of sharing your experiences. As the founder of the street portrait blog, Humans of New York, Brandon has emerged as a worldwide Internet phenomenon and one of today’s most influential storytellers. With millions of social media followers, his individual story, like those on HONY, illustrates the power of the Internet, the value of storytelling, and our desire to remain connected with real people in a tech-driven world.

Brandon’s gift for storytelling has since spawned two best-selling books, “Humans of New York,” which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and “Humans of New York: Stories,” released in 2015. On stage, he candidly shares his own personal story, and the perspective he has gained since embarking on his journey to help others tell theirs. Listeners take away a renewed appreciation for the power of one person and one idea to inspire millions, and encouragement to be a force for good and contribute something meaningful to the world.

Tickets

Available starting August 16 in Sharky's Box Office and Game room

FREE for UNCW students, faculty and staff

Available for purchase for general public

$15 general public

$10 with Military ID

Sally Kohn & Tara Setmayer, CNN Political Commentators

Kohn-Setmeyer

Monday, March 19, 2018

7 p.m.

Burney Center 

Co-Sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies, Women's Resource Center

Noted progressive Sally Kohn and conservative Tara Setmayer bring their spirited debate from television broadcasts to live audiences to tackle some of the biggest issues of the day. In unique and engaging presentations, Kohn and Setmayer offer valuable insight and thought-provoking perspective on partisan issues ranging from climate change and Wall Street largesse to Black Lives Matter and tax cuts. Frequent sparring partners as Political Commentators on CNN, Kohn and Setmayer are as partisan as it gets—yet value relationships and civility over dogma, demonstrating that it is possible to “disagree without being disagreeable” with intelligence and humor.

Recognized as one of the leading progressive voices in America, CNN Political Commentator and Columnist for the Daily Beast, Sally Kohn is known for her provocative, candid commentary and humorous, nonconformist spin on today’s most important political, social and business issues. She is ranked by Mediaite as one of the 100 most influential pundits on television and by the Advocate as the 35th most influential LGBT person in the media.

CNN Political Commentator Tara Setmayer is known for her conservative perspective and no-nonsense commentary and analysis on political issues that impact America’s future. She has appeared on leading media outlets including FOX News, HBO, CNN, C-SPAN, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. A former Communications Director on Capitol Hill, she previously served as a political trainer for GOPAC, a conservative organization specializing in educating, organizing and training grassroots Republicans aspiring to run for public office across the country.

Tickets

Available starting August 16 in Sharky's Box Office and Game room

FREE for UNCW students, faculty and staff

$10 general public

$8 with Military ID