Student Cooperative Association Events

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Live from Netflix's Queer Eye: An Evening with Karamo Brown

Fisher Auditorium

Live at IUP: Karamo BrownWhat do toxic masculinity, anxiety, differences of beliefs and opinions, racism, intersectionality, gun violence, substance abuse, and Queer Eye have in common? They’re all topics that will be explored with a very special guest on Thursday, September 19!

Join STATIC as we present Live from Netflix’s Queer Eye: An Evening with Karamo Brown, live in Fisher Auditorium, on Thursday, September 19th.

This is a free event, but you must obtain a ticket for the event from the KCAC Box Office, from the STATIC office, or from STATIC staff upon entry to Fisher. Doors for the event will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Karamo will stay for a meet-and-greet with the audience after the event concludes.

According to his official bio, “three-time Emmy Winner and Culture Expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown is a ‘sympathetic talk therapist wrapped inside a life coach and zipped into a fast fashion bomber jacket…” according to The New Yorker. Lauded for his ease and natural comfort in relating to different types of people, Karamo is tasked with making-over the hearts and minds of the individuals they help on the show; by helping them to confront and grow beyond the internal and external issues holding them back.  Onstage, Karamo draws from his work as a social worker to show how he both discovered and learned to explore his many different “identities.” Whether as a black man, openly gay man, a son of immigrant parents, a Christian, a single father, or former social worker; Karamo strategically utilizes the strengths of his numerous identities to achieve success – and teaches others to do the same. Beyond Queer Eye, Karamo has launched and published a number of works, including his memoir, “Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope,” a forthcoming children’s book, “I Am Perfectly Designed,” and his podcast, “Karamo.” Karamo was the recipient of the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. He was also invited by the Obama Administration to work with the White House to create policy and legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies after school hours. Since then he has personally worked with President Barack Obama to support the president Obama Foundation and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.  Karamo is an active member of the Never Again MSD gun-control movement after his Florida high school, Stoneman Douglas, suffered a fatal shooting in 2018. A graduate of Florida A&M University, Karamo worked as a licensed social worker for over a decade before transitioning into media.”

This event is completely free, but you must obtain a ticket for the event from the KCAC Box Office, from the STATIC office, or from STATIC staff upon entry to Fisher.

For more information, visit the STATIC website or Twitter page.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Live at IUP Family Weekend: Tucker Beathard

Miller Stadium

Live at IUP: Tucker BeathardSTATIC and the IUP Athletic Department are pleased to announce that rising country music star Tucker Beathard will play a free concert prior to the Hall of Fame football game against Lock Haven on Saturday, September 21, at George P. Miller Stadium on the IUP campus.

The concert, which is free and open to all, is part of IUP Family Weekend and is sponsored by STATIC and IUP Athletics. "We're very excited to announce this Tucker Beathard concert and have him be part of our new IUP gameday experience," said IUP Director of Athletics Todd Garzarelli. "We invite our fans, alumni and student body to enjoy this free concert as we strive to provide a vibrant gameday atmosphere for our home football games. We are also excited about our partnership with STATIC as we focus on experiences for our student population."

In March 2016 Beathard's first single titled "Rock On" peaked at No. 2 on the US Country Airplay charts. That summer, Beathard opened for Dierks Bentley during his Somewhere on a Beach Tour. Beathard is currently touring the US with his Ride On Tour promoting his album titled Nobody's Everything. The album includes singles "Better Than Me" and "Ride On."

The 75-minute concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Stadium Lot South between the Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex and Miller Stadium. The Crimson Hawks' Hall of Fame Game kick-off against Lock Haven is set for 4 p.m.

It is recommended for all fans to arrive early.

"This is another great way to make our gameday experience a community and university event, not just a football game," Garzarelli continued. "We cannot wait for everyone to come out and enjoy a free concert and an IUP football win."

Single game tickets are on sale. For purchase information, visit iuptix.com or click HERE.

For more information, visit the STATIC website or Twitter page.

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