October 24, 2011

‘Divas of Diversity’ performance is Oct. 26

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Divas of Diversity event set for Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is changing.

Originally a two-part event including a workshop and evening presentation, there’s no workshop now but the show will go on as planned at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium.  The discussion and performance will feature “diva” Morgan McMichaels (Thomas White).  McMichaels, from Scotland, appeared on RuPaul’s “Drag Race” and “Drag U” and has performed in drag shows all over the country, promoting understanding and acceptance of gay and transgender people.  He will talk about discrimination and acceptance and present a powerful drag show performance.

The presentation will include a time for questions and answers.  Those attending can also meet and greet McMichaels and get their picture with the star.  The show is free and everyone is welcome. 

Student Center Special Programs and Center Events, Multicultural Programs and Services, Student Health Services and University Housing are sponsors of Divas of Diversity.