Harry Belafonte to speak at Syracuse University


Caribbean-born actor, singer and producer Harry Belafonte will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Syracuse University’s Goldstein Auditorium. Belafonte’s speech will address the “lack of accurate representation of diverse people in the media,” says the Black Communication Society’s news release about the event. “Just him being a person of color who possesses a huge impact on society, especially in a world where there is a lack of representation of positive images like himself, highlights the importance of his visit to the SU campus,” says Shavon Greene. “Through his speech, we hope that he encourages students to not just attain the highest achievements but to use it as a tool to help advance the communities that they belong to.”

The presentation is open to the general public. Tickets are $4, available at the Schine Student Center box office.

Belafonte is a winner of Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards for his stage, TV and music work. The social activist marched with Martin Luther King Jr., and has been honored by presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.

For the original report go to http://blog.syracuse.com/entertainment/2009/11/harry_belafonte_to_speak_at_sy.html

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