Breast Cancer Survivor Tania Katan

The Office of Campus Life’s Power of Women Programs is proud to bring Tania Katan, award-winning author, keynote speaker, solo-performer, and breast cancer survivor, to speak on campus. Ms. Katan will speak on Wednesday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. in DSC A/B as part of the UALR Rock for the Cure Race Rally, sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising. 

Tania Katan’s memoir, My One-Night Stand With Cancer, has received the Stonewall Book Award, Publishing Triangle Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. It is required reading at many universities including: University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Arizona State University, New York University, and Kings College, London. Music legend Melissa Etheridge said of Katan’s book, “This book rocks! It’s passionate, playful, and downright beautiful.”

As a keynote speaker and solo-performer, Katan has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, British Columbia Clinical Genomics Network International Conference, ACT Seattle, NPR Snap Judgment, Queer Memoir New York, Breast Fest Toronto, The Painted Bride Art Center, Comedy Central Stage, TEDx, and more.

Her performances and published work have been written about in the New York Times, Huffington Post, BUST Magazine, Running Times, DIVA Magazine, Phoenix New Times, The Scotsman, The Advocate and other national, as well as international publications. Currently, Katan is the instigator of museum programs that involve Arm Wrestling for Art, live music merging with true stories and free money for artists at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Lounge (SMoCA Lounge). Her solo-show Saving Tania’s Privates made its New York debut at Frigid New York Festival in 2011 where it won Audience Choice Award for BEST SHOW and the Sold Out Run Award.

Her TEDx talk can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGV6eOziEY8

This program is free to the UALR Campus Community. Please share this program and the attached flyer with your colleagues and students. A light lunch will be served.  For more information about the UALR Rock for the Cure Race Rally, contact the Office of Academic Advising at 569.3386, and for more information about this event, please contact the Office of Campus Life at 569.3308.

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