Saturday, September 28

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

Chautauqua Auditorium

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

The Colorado Chautauqua presents University for a Day – September 28, 2019

University for a Day, presented by the Colorado Chautauqua brings together scholars, activists, experts and community members for a day of thought-provoking and engaging conversation on a singular topic of the day.

Join us on September 28, 2019 for a deep dive into The Politics of Dissent as we engage some of the most influential activists in the world in a discussion of the moral and practical stances people take in response to a variety of contemporary social issues and world events.

Joining us will be Dave Archambault Sr., former tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and outspoken activist at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests; Jeffrey Marsh, 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; the Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, a modern-day civil rights activist whose frank discussions about black America’s fight for racial justice have gained him notoriety across the country; and Nadya Tolokonnikova, a Russian conceptual artist, former political prisoner and co-founder of the artist collective, Pussy Riot.

Ms. Tolokonnikova’s evening presentation will cap an engaging, enlightening and elevating day of community dialogue and reflection. Join us for this one-of-a-kind event!


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.

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