Saturday, September 28

Doors: 1:00 PM
Showtime: 1:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$20, Individual event; $85 all day pass ($17, $80 Concert Member)* 

University for a Day, presented by Colorado Chautauqua Association, aims to make Chautauqua a top-level center for the pursuit and presentation of knowledge relating to a singular topic for the day.  Over the course of one day, patrons are encouraged to attend as many of the day’s multiple lectures and presentations aimed to expand people’s knowledge and understanding of the day’s topic.

This September Colorado Chautauqua is excited to present a diverse curriculum of “Dissent and Activism.”  Bringing together community and scholars alike, this one-of-a-kind event will showcase some of the most influential activists in the world, presenting thought-provoking and engaging conversation.


University For A Day schedule:

12:00 PM – TBA

1:30 PM – Jeffrey Marsh

3:30 PM – Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

4:30 PM – Dinner Break

7:00 PM – Nadya Tolokonnikova


About the Speaker:

As a pundit for cable news, Jeffrey Marsh was the first openly nonbinary activist to appear on national television. Jeffrey was also the first nonbinary author with a “Big 5” publisher, Penguin Random House. Jeffrey wrote the best-selling self-esteem guide How To Be You, an innovative, category-non-conforming work that combines memoir, workbook, and spiritual self-help. How To Be You topped O Magazine‘s Gratitude Meter and was named an Excellent Book of 2016 by TED-Ed.

Jeffrey is one of the world’s foremost commentators on nonbinary identity and activism in America, with a message of positivity and inclusion and a deep knowledge of queer issues and history. Jeffrey has reported on LGBTQ topics for TIME, Dutch National News channel RTL-TV, NewsmaxTV and the BBC. Jeffrey has also been a Cultural Consultant in Nonbinary Affairs for New York University, the office of Chirlaine McCray (New York City’s First Lady), GLAAD, MTV, Condé Nast’s Them and Teen Vogue. As an author, Jeffrey was the first prominent public figure to use, and advocate the use of, they/them pronouns for trans and gender non-conforming people. Jeffrey has also offered comment in The New York Times, Buzzfeed News, Reuters, Huffington Post, and Bustle and has delivered keynote talks and participated on panels at university campuses worldwide, including NYU Florence, University of Texas Arlington, and Penn State. Currently, Jeffrey is developing several TV shows centered around issues of LGBTQ identity and stories.

Jeffrey maintains a robust social media following, with several hundred thousand followers and millions of views across several platforms. Jeffrey was named Viner of the Year by CBS in 2016. Jeffrey is also a precepted facilitator in the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism.

*All ticket purchases subject to service fees