Real World Star to Speak on Diversity at Waldorf

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Waldorf College will be hosting poet, musician and social educator, Mohammed Bilal, Monday, January 19 at 10 a.m. in the Atrium.

Bilal is best known as a cast member on MTV’s 1994 Real World III: San Francisco. After becoming a well-known public figure, Bilal went on to receive his M.A. in Diversity Studies and has spent 14 years creating fun, innovative ways to educate people about today’s greatest social problems, including diversity.

Since his time on the show, Bilal has collaborated with many heavy hitters on the arts and music scene including The Ohio Players, Michele Shocked, Public Enemy, Ben Harper, and De La Soul. He has also had great success on big and small screens alike, with his music features in SunDance Award-winning films, as well as cable network TV series’.

Mohammed will be speaking on the importance of diversity when he visits Waldorf in mid-January. He uses methods such as rap and spoken word to deliver his message, as well as incorporating open interaction with the audience.

Currently, Bilal is using his talents as managing editor of 247 Townhall (247townhall.org), a community forum dedicated to creating positive social change through individuals and entire communities.

The presentation will run approximately one hour. This event is free and open to the public, and can be streamed live through the Waldolf livestream and viewed for 12 hours after the presentation.

Author: Claire Stewart

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