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

**SOLD OUT**

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

Audience

General Public, Faculty, Students, Staff

Tags

diversity, community engagement

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kareem-a...

Cost

Free

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