Jan. 8, 2008
A man born without legs will examine how the television shows “Family Guy” and “South Park” break down stereotypical attitudes and behaviors regarding people’s differences at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Morningside College Activities Council (MAC).
Matt Glowacki, 31, owns three businesses. He has represented his country in international athletic competition, and he drives a car. He says he is not an inspiration, but he does not consider himself to be handicapped, physically challenged, crippled or wheelchair-bound either. As far as Glowacki is concerned, he is just “Matt,” and knowing him means understanding what he does, what he values, with whom he spends time and why he shares his ideas about life with others.
In the past year, more than 100,000 people have attended Glowacki’s programs. A woman who heard one of his presentations at the University of California, Los Angeles, said, “I’ve never felt more comfortable with someone who is so completely different from me. At least that’s how I felt initially. But then a couple days later, I had to write him because I realized he really isn’t that different from me at all.”
More information is available at www.mattglowacki.com.