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Groundbreaking Transgender Actor Opens Speakers Forum Series

Oct 14, 2022

The Fresno City College Speaker’s Forum opens its 2022-2023 season with transgender actor, musician and comedian Zach Barack. Zach will speak on transgender issues and representation on Thursday, October 20 at 12:00 p.m. in the Old Administration Building Auditorium.  A meet and greet will follow in the OAB West Courtyard.

Admission is free and open to the public.  Parking in student lots is free.

Zach Barack (pronounced Bear-ick) is credited as the first openly transgender actor in a Marvel film, appearing in a ground-breaking supporting role in Spider-Man Far from Home. He has appeared on the TV series Transparent and currently voices the lead character of Barney on Netflix’s animated series Dead End: Paranormal Park. Raised in the suburbs north of Chicago, Zach writes music and performs as a stand-up comedian in addition to his acting roles.

Next Speaker, November 9

Coming up next on the Speakers Forum schedule is John Moe, creator and host of the hit podcasts Ddpresh Mode and The Hilarious Work of Depression.  John will speak on how we can recover from the mental health effects of the COVID pandemic: “The Other Healing: Rauma and Mental Recovery After COVID.”  He will speak Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the OAB Auditorium followed by a book signing. Admission is free.

About the Speakers Forum Program

The well-established FCC Speakers Forum has been bringing prominent newsmakers, experts and distinguished presenters to the campus for more than 20 years.  The speakers provide insight on varied topics and viewpoints promoting increased understanding of academic, political and social issues that impact our students, faculty, staff and community. This year’s speakers are sponsored by a generous grant from Building Healthy Communities.

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