Whiteley Lecture: Athlete, Activist John Carlos

Nov 8, 2012, 7:00 PM
Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

Renowned Olympic athlete and political activist John Carlos will deliver Pacific University's 2012 Whiteley Distinguished Lecture: "Olympic Champion, Olympian Activist: John Carlos Speaks."

John Carlos (right) on the medal stand at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City

Renowned Olympic athlete and political activist John Carlos will give Pacific University's 2012 Whiteley Distinguished Lecture, “Olympic Champion, Olympian Activist,” on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on the Forest Grove campus (Pacific Avenue and Cedar Street).

The event is free and open to the public. A book-signing session will follow the lecture.

At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, John Carlos rocked the world. After winning the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash he—along with fellow medal-winner Tommie Smith—thrust his black-glove-clad fist into the sky. It was an iconic moment that placed Carlos under the international spotlight. Carlos has continued to live true to his political beliefs, standing up for civil liberties and justice and against racism and greed. For more information about John Carlos, see www.johncarlos68.com/ 

This Benjamin and Elaine Whiteley Distinguished Lecture is an annual offering of the College of Arts & Sciences made possible by the generous support of the Whiteleys. The College's School of Social Sciences is presenting this year's lecture.

For more information, contact Jules Boykoff at (503) 352-2887 or boykoff@pacificu.edu.

Posted by Jules Boykoff (boykoff@pacificu.edu) on Sep 4, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Edited by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

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