Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at the University of Rochester

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking at the University of Rochester’s River Campus on Monday, November 5. 

His talk is 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.

Abdul-Jabbar’s speech is called “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black & White.” He’ll discuss the issues that are dividing America—racism, economic inequality, social injustice, and the power of the media—while drawing upon his personal experiences as an African-American and Muslim. He’ll also focus on the solutions that could unite people and inspire younger generations to continue the path toward change.

The talk will take place at the Feldman Ballroom in Douglass Commons at the River Campus. The 7 p.m. talk is free and open to the general public. Abdul-Jabbar also will take part in a student roundtable prior to the speech.

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

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