Keynote Speaker

Maysoon Zayid

"I Got 99 Problems and Palsy Is Just One"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7 p.m. - Apollo Room, Student Union
Wright State University

MAYSOON ZAYID Photo (2)_1_0.jpgMaysoon has appeared on Comedy Central, PBS, CNN, HBO, MRV, ABC, BBC, and had a feature role in Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess With the Zohan. As a professional comedian, Maysoon has performed in top New York clubs and has toured extensively at  home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Muslims Are Coming Tour.

Maysoon's screenplay, LAW, was chosen for the Sundance Middle Eastern Screenwriters Lab. She was a delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and named one of 21 leaders of the 21st century by Women's Enews. She is the founder of Maysoon's Kids, an education and wellness program for disabled and wounded refugee children. Maysoon was delighted to be a 2013 honoree of United Cerebral Palsy of NYC's Women Who Care Awards and currently sits on the planning committee.

Maysoon Zayid's keynote address is presented with support from the Office of the President in conjunction with the Presidential Lecture Series and the Office of Disability Services. The Wright State University Presidential Lecture Series was established to advance human justice and promote the university's commitment to creating a diverse university community and learning environment.

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