‘Queer Eye’ host Karamo speaking to students for Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, author, activist and Emmy-winning television personality Karamo will deliver a keynote address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Melton Student Center Ballroom. A question-and-answer session will follow his remarks.
The Emmy-winning host of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” Karamo has been described by The New Yorker as a “sympathetic talk therapist wrapped inside a life coach and zipped into a fast fashion bomber jacket.” Admired for his ease and natural comfort in relating to different types of people, Karamo is tasked with making over the hearts and minds of the individuals on the show by helping them to confront and grow beyond internal and external issues. Whether as a Black man, openly gay man, a son of immigrant parents, a Christian or a single father, Karamo strategically utilizes the strength of his numerous identities to achieve success—and teaches others to do the same.
This event is presented by the Black Student Union, Emerge at Auburn and the University Program Council, in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. Ballroom doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Submitted by: Robert Webb