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Speaker Matt Glowacki to Present 'Diversity According to South Park'

Matt Glowacki says the only thing that offends him is ignorance, and he wants to help solve that problem every day.

That is why he has developed revolutionary interactive programs which give his audiences the "inside track" on diversity and help them to feel comfortable interacting with others, regardless of their differences.

Glowacki, a competitive wheelchair basketball and (sitting) volleyball player and businessman, will bring his presentation, "Diversity According to South Park," to Heckman Auditorium on Doane's Crete campus Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 p.m. He will examine stereotypical attitudes and diversity through the eyes of the television show "South Park."

The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Doane's Student Activities Council.

Glowacki, who was born without legs, overcame physical barriers and learned to drive, earned his Eagle Scout award and went on to college. Now, at 31, the Wisconsin native operates three businesses and plays on a traveling wheelchair basketball team based in St. Louis, Mo.

"Matt promises to crush the perception that diversity is merely black and white, and he lives up to that promise," said a student who heard Glowacki speak at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

In the past year more than 100,000 people have attended Glowacki's programs. According to Glowacki's Web site: "His presentations resonate with his audiences long after he has left, and participants no longer have a fear of interactions involving diversity, but rather they will be excited about the potential that they see in others."