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Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black & White" The basketball icon, activist, author, actor, and ambassador, will speak and take part in a student roundtable for the first in a series called Dean’s Initiative: Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change, presented by Donald Hall, the University’s Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

The Washington Post has called Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice.” In this thought-provoking keynote Kareem takes on the issues that are deeply dividing America: racism, economic inequality, social injustice, the power of the media and more. Speaking from the heart and calling upon his personal experiences as an African-American and Muslim, he focuses on the solutions that could unite us and inspires younger generations to continue the path towards change. “They need a road map of what’s possible—and how to get there,” he has said. In this his inspiring presentation, Kareem provides a blueprint for positive action.

Space is limited for the event. To reserve a seat, please visit the event web site. For large group reservations, please contact Event and Classroom Management at (585) 276-5757.

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Louis A. Alexander Palestra
Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center Rochester, NY 14611

Event Type

Lectures and Talks, Arts and Entertainment


General Public, Faculty, Students, Staff


diversity, community engagement




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