French people

Tan France of Queer Eye will give the next Distinguished Lecture

Provided by Tan France

The moderated Q&A will be free and open to the public, but a free ticket must be reserved to attend in person. Tickets can be reserved starting at noon on Wednesday, January 26 through the Faulkner Performing Arts Center at

Tan France, one of the stars Queer Eye, will present a moderated Q&A as part of the Distinguished Lectures Committee Series at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.

The event will be free and open to the public, but anyone planning to attend in person should book a complimentary ticket. Ticket reservations will be available beginning at noon on January 26. A live stream link will also be available as an alternative to in-person participation. More information will be shared closer to the event.

As a successful fashion designer and witty wardrobe savvy, Tan France leads the fashion department’s charge on the Emmy-winning makeover hit and Netflix reboot, weird eye. One makeover at a time, France shows how the experience is so much more than new clothes; it’s about real issues, change and acceptance on all sides.

Following the global success of weird eye, France has published its New York Times successful memory, Naturally tanned, which reveals what it was like growing up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. France also released the first season of its viral series on YouTube, funny dress up, which features him on his famous friends, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Nick Kroll, Miranda Sings, Pete Davidson and John Mulaney. He also co-hosts a series of Netflix contests Next in fashion and a Master Class Style for everyone. He is the host of Weird icons podcast and has a gender-neutral clothing line, “Was Him.”

With her wit, humor and radical compassion, France shares empowering lessons on creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, and what it takes to break down barriers to foster connection and understanding. human acceptance. It offers a unique perspective on the happiness found in being yourself.

To reserve a ticket, go to Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Distinguished Lectures Committee Chair Michael Fuhrman at [email protected] or the Student Activities Office.

If you are having trouble with ticketing, please contact [email protected] or leave a message at (479) 575-5387.

The U of A currently has a mask mandate requiring the wearing of face coverings at all indoor venues. All members of the public attending this event will be required to wear a face covering.

This event is sponsored by the Distinguished Lectures Committee through the Office of Student Activities and is supported by the Student Activities Fee. For questions or for accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Office of Student Activities at [email protected] or call 479-575-5255. The Distinguished Lectures Committee is a program of the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Student Affairs Division: The Student Affairs Division helps students pursue their education, earn a degree, find meaningful careers, explore diversity, and connect with the global community. We provide students with housing, restaurants, healthcare resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We’re improving the University of Arkansas experience and helping students succeed, one student at a time

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.