Divas of Diversity
Divas of Diversity
Date: November 13, 2014
Lecture, Q&A, and drag show
The University Union Ballroom
Sacramento State’s University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce Divas of Diversity, a lecture, Q&A and drag performance featuring BeBe Zahara Benet and Shannel of Rupaul’s Drag Race. This event will be on Thursday, November 13, 2014; beginning at 7:30 pm at the University Union Ballroom. Admission is FREE for Sacramento State students and the general public.
Divas of Diversity will be presented by BeBe Zahara Benet and Shannel, cast members from the game show RuPaul’s Drag Race on the Logo channel. The divas are putting on their heels to entertain and educate. The event provides the opportunity for the audience to have a platform to embrace their differences and celebrate diversity. Bebe and Shannel will share their stories of discrimination and acceptance, perform in a short drag show, and open up to the audience for questions and answers.
BeBe Zahara Benet (Nea Marshall Kudi) creates a flawless feminine illusion, delighting audiences all over the world by bringing a bold, beautiful and entertaining character that honors and respects the feminine persona. America’s Next Drag Superstar and winner of Season One of RuPaul’s Drag Race competition, Bebe Zahara Benet is an established cabaret performer and actor responsible for Queendom, Creature, and the highly anticipated Vanity.
Shannel (Bryan Watkins) was born and raised in southern California. He has been performing and dazzling audiences as Shannel, a female illusionist and drag queen for the past 18 years. Shannel’s career took off and she resided in Las Vegas as a host and headliner for over 9 years. In 2009, she was cast in the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. After noticeable recognition from the show, Shannel returned to Southern California and continued touring around the United States.
All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue.
UNIQUE Programs, PRIDE Center and The University Union