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2017 Keynote Speaker

Photo of Keynote Speaker Franchesca Ramsey

Franchesca Ramsey

Thursday, February 2

7:30 PM

Wyoming Union Ballroom

Franchesca Ramsey will join us at UW as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue 2017 Keynote Speaker.

Franchesca Ramsey is a writer, actress and video blogger based out of New York City. Her "claim to fame" came in January 2012 when her video, "Sh*t White Girls Say...to Black Girls (SWGSTBG) went viral. It garnered over 1.5 million views in 24 hours and 5 million views in just 5 days. It also made a lot of white girls cry. SWGSTBG currently has 11 million views and has been featured on MSNBC, ABC, The Daily Mail, and the Anderson Cooper talk show, to name a few.

Since then, she has become the host of MTV's Decoded and until recently was a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.  In addition to her television success, Franchesca also runs two popular Youtube channels which have over 250K subscribers combined and over 26 million views. She and her videos have had extensive media coverage, including but not limited to MTV, The New York Times, NPR, Ebony Magazine and the BBC.

Franchesca can be found on social media @chescaleigh

 


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