Monthly Archives: November 2011

Asking Big Questions…

At our Laugh in Peace Comedy Show we asked attendees to answer a variety of Big Questions. Here are some of the answers we received…

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

  • The drive to succeed
  • Power
  • The constant trouble around the world and things that can be done
  • Music
  • Knowing that I have people looking up to me

WHAT SCARES YOU ABOUT THE FUTURE?

  • Responsibilities
  • Uncertainty
  • The 2012 Presidential Election
  • Fear mongering

WHERE DO YOU FEEL AT HOME?

  • Where I feel loved
  • Tamarack Camps
  • At home with my family
  • Maple Valley
  • Flint, MI
  • East Lansing
  • Places where I’ve been welcomed before

WHEN AND WHERE HAVE YOU FELT MOST ALIENATED?

  • At work when I received no support from my supervisor
  • When I first arrived to live in the United States
  • My 5th grade cafeteria 
  • Traveling as a Caucasian/Arab-American woman in West Africa

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THE PAST, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

  • Nothing, because if I did I probably wouldn’t be here today
  • I would be more outgoing
  • Nothing, every action brings progress
  • Nothing, I’m learning from my mistakes
  • Slavery in all forms
  • The Holocaust
  • I would be nicer to others

WHAT SHOULD WE SACRIFICE TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

  • Government bureaucracy
  • Selfish indulgences
  • Money

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD SAY TO YOUR PARENTS?

  • That I love them and am extremely thankful for their guidance and support
  • Thank you, but let me do things my way
  • Why can’t we get along?

IF YOU COULD RUN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?

  • Elect better leaders
  • More income equality
  • I’d help make world peace
  • End human trafficking
  • Switch to cleaner energy consumption–windmills, solar, etc.
  • Make sure everyone had food and shelter
  • Gas prices
  • Unity between countries

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH OTHERS WHO DON’T SHARE YOUR BELIEFS?

  • Look at them as the same person and treat them with respect
  • I talk to them about our differences
  • Open dialogue

Do you have an answer to one of our questions? Please feel free to comment! Thanks again to everyone who came out to the Laugh in Peace Comedy Show!

MSU Students at the Laugh in Peace Comedy Show

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Laugh In Peace Comedy Show last night! We had a great time celebrating diversity through laughter. Check out a recap of the event in the State News by clicking on the picture!

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show Raffle Prizes!

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show Raffle Prizes!

The Laugh in Peace Comedy Show is just 2 HOURS AWAY! Stop on by the MSU Union Ballroom to see comedians Rabbi Bob Alper, Azhar Usman and Rev. Susan Sparks and enter yourself in our raffle to win these amazing prizes! Admission to Laugh in Peace is FREE!

See you all soon!

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show Countdown: 4 DAYS!

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show Countdown: 4 DAYS!

The Laugh in Peace Comedy Show is only 4 DAYS AWAY and we couldn’t be more excited! Check out this picture from when we tabled on campus earlier today to promote the show and AskBigQuestions!

We can’t wait to see you all for the Laugh in Peace Comedy Show at the MSU Union Ballroom on Monday, November 21st @ 7 PM. Remember, admission to the show is FREE and we will have an awesome raffle featuring amazing prizes such as i-tunes gift cards, starbucks cards, a kindle and MORE!

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show!

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Join the MSU Campus Interfaith Council, the Jewish Student Union, the Arab Cultural Society, Ask Big Questions and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives for a night of laughter and fun as we present the Laugh in Peace Comedy Show!

Featuring a Rabbi: Rabbi Bob Alper, A Muslim: Azhar Usman and a Minister: Rev. Susan Sparks, the Laugh in Peace show is stereotype destroying comedy show that believes humor may be the quickest way to world peace.

Appearing everywhere from The World Bank in Washington, DC, to the Palestinian Fest in Houston, Texas, and Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus, Ohio, the Laugh in Peace Tour builds bridges and reconciles differences through humor.

These internationally acclaimed comedians will perform at the MSU Union Ballroom and the event is generously sponsored by ASMSU. Admission to the Laugh in Peace Comedy Show is FREE! Visit our Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=253179921397989

FEATURED in:

CBS’s The Early Show

Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-susan-sparks/world-peace-one-joke-at-a_b_847548.html

CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/video/?%2Fvideo%2Fworld%2F2010%2F05%2F24%2Fctw.roth.us.religious.humour.cnn#/video/world/2010/05/24/ctw.roth.us.religious.humour.cnn

Tennessee Journalist:
http://tnjn.com/2011/nov/04/laugh-in-peace-comedy-tour-hel/

PRAISE:

“On behalf of the World Bank Group, I would like to thank you for being one of our featured performers … the “Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour” was a fabulous comic relief with a huge message. Together your three voices offer powerful lessons of reconciliation and understanding through the language of laughter and joy… I can’t think of a more timely message for our world….”

Juliana Oyegun, Chief Diversity Officer, The World Bank Group,
Washington, DC

What do you say no to?