"[Sam's] performance was really good. He really talks about stereotypes — and how to look beyond stereotypes — and how to really treat people for who they are, instead of thinking how they want to be treated." Marc West, Dir. Student Live & Involvement, Baldwin Wallace College
It's Pronounced Metrosexual (the show)
Nowadays, it's hard to open your computer without hearing about privilege and oppression -- but it's hard to make sense of what it all means, why it matters, and what we can do about it. Prepare yourself for a lot of laughs -- and learning -- as comedian and activist Sam Killermann explains how oppression works (using embarrassing and unfortunately-true stories), and gives you some useful info that will make your life, and the life for those around you, a little bit shinier.
- Recognize the Stages of the Cycle of Oppression
- Understand our individual roles in reinforcing, and ending, oppression
- Identify tools, like the Platinum Rule, we can use to do good
“Sam’s presentation on gender identity was exactly what we were hoping for – inspiring, enlightening, entertaining and engaging! The students and chaperones who attended our Teen Conference are still talking about Sam’s keynote and how impactful it was!! Sam was an absolute pleasure to work with!! We hope to work with him again in the future!” Ali Glaser, VP Community Services, Planned Parenthood CGNNJ
Understanding the Complexities of Gender
Gender is everywhere. You have one, I have one, he has one, and so do they. It's been on the tip of our nation's tongue, yet we all have a hard time talking about it. In this hour-long talk, with a mix of storytelling and spoken word, comedian and activist (and author of A Guide to Gender) Sam Killermann elaborates on his hit TEDxTalk, clears up some common misconceptions, and gives tips for how to talk about gender in ways that invite everyone to the conversation.
- Gain a working understanding of important gender definitions
- Disentangle gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation
- Recognize individual & shared experience of gender, & identify steps to creating welcoming settings for folks of all genders