Amy Roloff of “Little People, Big World” to speak at Clark College Dec. 5
On Monday, Dec. 5, Clark College will host a daylong event, “History and Bias Encoded in Language,” featuring speaker and author Amy Roloff, known for her appearances on TLC’s “Little People, Big World.” The keynote event will be a reader’s theatre presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. in Clark’s Gaiser Student Center.
Roloff established the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, which advocates for children and youth who face social, mental, physical, emotional or economic challenges. She will speak about disability biases and biases in general. During the program, members of Alpha Sigma Phi, the Clark College chapter of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, will narrate readings related to biases including appearance, race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and education.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Phi Theta Kappa chapter will host bias awareness displays in Bauer and Gaiser Halls and in the lobby between Foster and Hanna Halls. At each of the displays, students and visitors may obtain a punch card for visiting. Each booth will have a different hole punch. People who obtain all six punches will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card to the Clark College Bookstore. The winner will be announced during the reader’s theatre. The winner must be present to claim the gift card.
All events are free and open to the public. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. More information about Roloff is available at www.amyjroloff.com. Information about Alpha Sigma Phi is available at www.clarkptk.com.