“Dare to Ask” founder to speak

BLOOMSBURG—Journalist Phillip Milano wants the tough questions on diversity asked at his panel “DARE TO ASK” in Bloomsburg University’s Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall. The event is on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Milano is the founder of Y? The National Forum on People’s Differences, an acclaimed cross-cultural dialogue project. The project encourages people to ask bold, politically incorrect questions about our differences that Milano believes removes our fears and helps us gain a greater understanding of one another. Since its creation in 1998, the website has garnered millions of visitors as well as thousands of questions and answers.

Milano received his B.S. in journalism from Southern Illinois University and his M.B.A. at Northern Illinois University. He is a 30-year journalist who has been on CBS, CNN, BET, BBC and Fox News for his dialogue project. The Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today have also featured him. He is the author of the book “I Can’t Believe You Asked That!” and writes a newspaper column titled, “Dare to Ask.”

This event is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.