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An Evening with Lizzie Velasquez

Presented by UPC Nebraska

Date: Time: 7:30 pm
Zoom
Contact: Karen F. Wills, kfwills@unl.edu
Ever since she was dubbed the “World’s Ugliest Woman” in a video posted on YouTube in 2006, when she was 17, Velásquez has spoken out against bullying. She is an executive producer of the award-winning documentary based on her life, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, which chronicles her journey from cyber-bullying victim to global anti-bullying activist.

In 2017, Velasquez starred as the host of the Fullscreen series “Unzipped,” where she explores the concept of beauty standards — which have played a major role in her own life — through the experiences of others. Velasquez released her fourth book, “Dare To Be Kind,” in 2017. In this daring, revelatory book, Velasquez reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt, shame, and cruelty, and empowers us to redirect them to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others.

This event is FREE and open to UNL students only. Be sure to sign in to NvolveU and navigate to the UPC Nebraska page to access the event Zoom link.

https://unl.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7044903

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