Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
In Marc Eliot’s presentation “What Makes You Tic?” he tells the story of his personal struggles and through them teaches an insightful lesson that all can relate to and benefit from. At age nine he was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, a condition in which a person has involuntary outbursts or movements, known as tics. Marc’s tics included everything from making random noises and snapping his jaw to shouting out inappropriate words and phrases. This made life difficult as he was often misunderstood and judged by others in public settings and he struggled to live a normal life. He began to control his tics only after understanding to tolerate himself and not worry about what others were thinking. Marc’s experiences have allowed him to understand the importance of tolerance in society and the importance of the idea “live and let live.” He preaches tolerance as the most basic fundamental level of human understanding. For the past three years Marc has spoken and reached out to over 100,000 people nationally and internationally. Marc believes that he has truly found his calling by taking his personal story and showing how he overcame his struggles. He inspires others to exercise patience and understanding regarding this misunderstood condition and the struggles of others.
UW-L Students: Free**
All Others: $5
*Ticket prices will increase by $2 on the day of the event, February 6
**Present UW-L Student ID at Cartwright Info Counter to receive free ticket on or before February 5; ticket price will be $2 on the day of the event
Co-sponsored with Diversity Dialogues