From 1968 to #BlackLivesMatter featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Dr. John Carlos

Chancellor Haddon, in partnership with Rutgers American Association of University Professors and the Rutgers-Camden Division of Student Affairs, welcomes 1968 Olympic gold medalist John Carlos to the Rutgers University-Camden Campus on March 30, 2016 during the Free Period.

Students are encouraged to register for his Free Period talk that will focus on sports, Black Power and the BlackLivesMatter movement.

When Black football players at the University of Missouri refused to practice or play until campus #BlackLivesMatter protestors’ demands were met, sports and politics splashed onto the front pages and newsfeeds across the country. It wasn’t the first collision of sports and politics. In 1968, Olympic medalist Dr. John Carlos raised the Black Power salute on the podium to highlight US racism on a global stage, sparking a controversy that shaped his life and career.

At a time when college athletics are a multibillion dollar business and the students who are fans and players are participating in social justice struggles, lessons from the past are more crucial than ever.

 Lunch will be served to attendees.

Date & Time
March 30, 2016
12:10 pm-1:30 pm

Event posted in Approved Campus Activity.