All about my mother

A couple of years ago the School of Professional Studies of the City University of New York asked me to do their commencement speech. It was an interesting challenge because their students are mostly working people in their 30s and 40s, so the traditional college thing was not going to work.

After visiting a couple of classes and hearing that many of the students are working moms, I decided to speak about my mother and about what I had learned from her.

In the video there is a brief intro and then I start. (The professor who spoke before me was supposed to say just a few words, but instead she gave a long and fiery political speech; that’s the context for my first few sentences.)


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Comments (4)

  1. April writes:
    July 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

    He was amazing at our commencement! His speech was heartfelt and inspiring, not to mention funny as hell! We need more people like him in the world!

  2. Lisa Murray writes:
    July 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

    That CONVERSATION (Speech) rocked! It gave me courage to tell a story I had decided never to tell.

  3. Lisa Peay writes:
    February 14, 2014 at 1:02 am

    The speech rocked. The meassage was conveyed clearly. Live life to the fullest, Laugh much. And be nice to people it makes you feel good and allows for the law of karma to be returned to you. Thank you Ami Dar for sharing about your mom, thank you for the inspiration I received to take on my next journey. God Bless you in abundance….

  4. Jan Brewington writes:
    March 9, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    That was so great! I wish I could have met your mother!

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