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!
Come visit Ask Big Questions at the MLK Resource Fair on Saturday! We will be handing out information and goodies from 9 AM – 1 PM in the Union. For more information on MSU’s 2012 MLK events, or to register click here: http://inclusion.msu.edu/Outreach/MLK.html
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
- The constant trouble around the world and things that can be done
- Knowing that I have people looking up to me
WHAT SCARES YOU ABOUT THE FUTURE?
- 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
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!
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!
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
CBS’s The Early Show
“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,
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