Actor, activist Danny Glover performance at CSU - Pueblo rescheduled for March 15
PUEBLO, Colo. – Actor/activist Danny Glover will share insight into the intersection of art and activism, explaining how he has used his career to further his community activism and philanthropic efforts in a conversation with Pueblo Chieftain reporter James Amos at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Glover originally was scheduled to appear on February 10 as part of the CSU-Pueblo Distinguished Speaker Series, but an East coast snow storm caused him to postpone his performance.
The 2009-2010 Distinguished Speakers Series will feature eminent national or international speakers who contribute to current thought in social or political activities, in the arts and sciences, or other realm of contemporary significance.The series is free and open to the public. Events are co-sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Student Fee Governing Board, Associated Students’ Government, and the Diversity Resource Center.
A commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years, Glover’s film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. Most recently, he completed filming the critically acclaimed feature Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and Poor Boy`s Game for director Clement Virgo and Shooter for director Antoine Fuqua and Be Kind, Rewind for director Michael Gondry. At the same time, Glover has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.
Glover’s appearances often reference two men, Langston Hughes, worked through his poetry to lift up the condition of Black Americans, and Dr. Martin Luther King, who took his fight into the streets and churches of America. As artist and activist, Danny Glover (while certainly never claiming to be either on the level of these two GIANTS) does represent the intersection of art and activism. The evening’s presentation will explore these themes.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 719-549-2586 or visit www.colostate-pueblo.edu/studentactivities.