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Exclusive speaking engagement to be held in the Student Recreation Center

By on May 20, 2014

Spike Lee will be speaking at the University of California, Riverside Student Recreation Center on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of CAA Speakers

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Spike Lee is coming to the University of California, Riverside.

The renowned writer, director and producer will speak at the UCR Student Recreation Center on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The appearance is sponsored by the Associated Students Program Board at UCR and financed by undergraduate student fees.

Lee is best known for his reinventing independent cinema and revolutionizing the role of black talent in film. Offering original, politically-inspired and thought provoking keynotes, Lee challenges audiences’ cultural assumptions about race, class, and gender identity. Among the nearly 60 works in his filmography are well known titles including Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, He Got Game, Malcolm X, and When the Levees Broke.

“The students really wanted to end the year with a great speaker, to end the year on big note,” said ASPB advisor Adrian Cazares. “We’re looking forward to having Mr. Lee here.”

The ticketed event is limited to just 1,200 attendees. Undergraduate students may pick up a free ticket by bringing their valid UCR ID to the ASPB Office in HUB 111 during normal business hours.

All others may purchase a ticket for $10 from the UCR Fine Arts Ticket Office (across from Olmstead Hall), with a limit of five tickets per person. Individuals must show a UCR ID employee or student ID to pick up the tickets.Tickets may also be purchased from Ticketmaster.com, but must be picked up in person from the ticket office by someone with a UCR ID.

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