The Africana Studies Program, in collaboration with the URI Race, Violence, and Democracy Colloquium will bring Dr. John Carlos to campus on February 13, 2019. Dr. Carlos is a bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters event, awarded at the 1968 Summer Olympics. In the fifty years since these Olympic games, Dr. Carlos has become a nationally recognized scholar and activist. He is the author, with sportswriter Dave Zirin, of, The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World, an autobiography that recalls the events around Dr. Carlos’s Black Power salute, with track athlete Tommie Smith, on the Olympic games podium. The center-piece of Dr. Carlos’ visit to URI will be a lecture, open to the public, titled “Cultural and Symbolic Protests in the Context of International Human Rights.” It will convene in the CBLS Auditorium at 6 pm. In concert with to the main lecture, Dr. Carlos will host a talk with URI student athletes. He will also convene a workshop, comprised of an audience of the broader URI student body.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to 8:00pm
CBLS Auditorium , CBLS Auditorium CBLS Building
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