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Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Guest Moderator Dave Zirin

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also a New York Times best-selling author, and a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially and politically relevant topics in our nation. In 2008, Kareem was diagnosed with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), making his struggle public and leading a high-profile awareness campaign.

Kareem’s talk will weave together personal perspectives on his career, the challenges we all face in life and the issues confronting America today, inspiring us with the healing power of the human spirit.


Dave Zirin:  Named one of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World" and "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert Lipsyte, Dave Zirin is a leading voice at the nexus of journalism, sports and politics. The first sports writer for The Nation magazine in the publication’s 150 years of existence, Zirin was also the host of Sirius XM Radio's popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio (he currently hosts the Edge of Sports Podcast) and co-host of the radio program, The Collision: Sports and Politics.

Regular Seating (Upper Sections limited Availability)
$25 Regular $20 Faculty/Staff, Active Alumni (limit 2 - Regular seating only)
$10 SCSU students with valid ID (limit 2 - Regular seating only)
Seating: Reserved 
$125 SPECIAL VIP Post Lecture Reception Package
(sold out)

Note: Additional parking for the event is available in the Wintergreen Parking Garage - 23 Wintergreen Avenue (for GPS) Please plan extra time to arrive, as the lecture will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

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