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Wednesday Plenary Address: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Wednesday, May 31
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LACC, West Hall A

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today.

After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times best-selling author, he offers his perspectives as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, was released in Fall of 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.

In 2015, his Emmy Award-winning HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, debuted as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary of all time.

Currently Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation, whose mission is to "Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked" by bringing educational science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities to under-served communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning.

In 2012, Abdul-Jabbar was appointed to be the only U.S. cultural ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. His next book will be a memoir entitled Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-year Friendship On and Off the Court.

In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Abdul-Jabbar with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Kareem Adbul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times best-selling author, he offers his perspectives as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall - Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, was released fall 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.

Late 2015, his Emmy Award-winning HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, debuted as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary of all time.

Currently Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to "Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked" by bringing educational science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities to under-served communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. In 2012, Abdul-Jabbar was appointed to be the only U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. His next book will be a memoir entitled Coach Wooden & Me – our 50-year Friendship On and Off the Court. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Abdul-Jabbar with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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