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.
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
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.