Special presentation by Henry Biggs. Noon

WUSTL Speaks presents

Henry Biggs
“Swimming to Ferguson”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Noon to 1 p.m.

Ginkgo Room, Olin Library

This summer, Henry Biggs, PhD, associate director of the McDonnell Scholars Academy, swam 27 miles around the island of Manhattan in New York City and raised more than $100,000 for youth mentoring programs in Ferguson.

Now, Biggs talks about his experiences in “Swimming to Ferguson.” Learn how he trained, how he survived swimming in the East, Harlem and Hudson rivers, and what he learned from the experience.

Biggs is well known for his humorous storytelling style and exciting life (he once had a hip-hop recording deal in France). Join us for what’s sure to be a funny and exciting story about the joys and perils of swimming 27 miles.

Event includes a Q&A with the speaker.

This event is hosted by WUSTL Speaks, WashU’s Danforth Campus Toastmasters club. It’s open to graduate students, staff, and faculty at the university. Toastmasters is a self-paced public speaking and leadership program. The presentation will include aspects of a Toastmasters meeting and time to ask any questions you may have about Toastmasters.