Entertainer and diversity speaker Mohammed Bilal will perform his critically acclaimed diversity themed one-man show “Twelve Steps to Appreciating Diversity” Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Student Center on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road. The presentation is free and open to the general public. A roundtable discussion with Bilal will follow the performance.

Bilal is best known as the even-tempered, dread-locked rapper guy on MTV’s “Real World III San Francisco.” He also is a diversity consultant, musician, poet and an extraordinary writer who educates audiences about some of today’s greatest social problems. Drawing from both humorous and poignant personal experiences and perceptive observations, Bilal draws audiences together to achieve a heightened awareness of the special role each individual plays in the world.

As a facilitator of more than 300 diversity presentations and workshops worldwide, his topics include A People of Color’s Guide to Forgiving Whites, Cross-Cultural Communication, Lower-Casing AIDS: A Hip-Hop Memoir and LoveLife: The Disempowerment of AIDS. He also offers spoken word/hip-hop performances. His “12 Steps to Appreciating Diversity” has helped thousands to embrace and incorporate social justice and equity into their daily lives.

The event is part of a suite of diversity related programming that will run throughout the spring semester at the environmental college.  This event is being sponsored by the Unity College Diversity Committee and the Diversity and Equality Club, two groups dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.