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Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World featuring Lizzie Velasquez

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00pm

UU Chesapeake I Towson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, USA

Join us on Thursday, March 30th at 7 PM in Chesapeake Ballrooms for an incredible talk by motivational speaker and anti-bullying advocate Lizzie Velásquez . Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Velásquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." 


Lizzie will share her inspiring journey from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist and speak about her physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk. Get a glimpse into how 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie became an ambassador for kindness, from motivational speaking to lobbying for a ground-breaking anti-bullying bill on Capitol Hill.


Sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity.


Event Type

Arts & Culture, A&C-Free Events, A&C-Lectures&Debates, Student Life, Open to the Public


Student Affairs, Student Diversity, Center for

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General Public

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