Saturday, February 20th, 8:00 PM (There will be a 20-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A)
Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On-Air contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and is a guest writer for Vice. She has appeared on CNN’s New Day, 60 Minutes, and ABC News. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC. She appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and is a recurring character on General Hospital. Zayid is the author of the bestselling memoir, “Find Another Dream” and is the creator of the “Book of Bay Ann” children’s graphic novel series.