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Golden Tribe Lecture Series

 

The Golden Tribe Lecture Series was re-established in Fall 2010 to provide the student body with a series of speakers sponsored by the Student Government Association in collaboration with Union Productions. The Golden Tribe Lecture Series is an academically focused speaker series, which attempts to connect students to outstanding individuals who are either experts in their field or working at the forefront of a relevant political or social issue. The mission of the series is to engage students in issues and dialogue that will positively benefit their overall academic, scholastic, or humanitarian experience.

 



2014-2015 Speakers

 


Ticket Distribution:

Ticket distribution will take place at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on the campus of the Florida State University on the day of the event. Tickets will be distributed only to FSU students with valid gold FSU ID from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Students may obtain only one ticket with valid gold FSU ID. Tickets are first come, first serve and will be general admission seating. Upon availability, remaining tickets will be distributed to both students and non-students after 6:15 p.m.

 

American Sign Language Interpreters are available at all Golden Tribe Lecture Series events upon request.

 

 

Danny Glover and Felix Justice

Danny Glover and Felix Justice

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Danny Glover and Felix Justice
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Doors 6 p.m. // Event 7 p.m.
FREE for everyone (priority admission given to FSU students with valid ID)
ALL Ages


 

 

 

Danny Glover


Acclaimed Actor & Leading Social Activist

 

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years.

 

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. In recent years he has starred in an array of motion pictures including the critically- acclaimed Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and in the futuristic 2012 for director Roland Emmerich. In addition to his film work, Glover is highly sought after as a public speaker, delivering inspiring addresses and moving performances in such diverse venues as college campuses, union rallies and business conventions.

 

Glover has 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. For these efforts Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor and was honored with a 2011 “Pioneer Award” from the National Civil Rights Museum. Internationally Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Glover was presented in 2011 with the prestigious Medaille des Arts et des Letters from the French Ministry of Culture and was honored with a Tribute at the Deauville International Film Festival. Currently Glover serves as UNICEF Ambassador.

 

In 2005 Glover co-founded NY based Louverture Films with writer/producer Joslyn Barnes. The company is dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. Among the films Glover has executive produced at Louverture are: the César- nominated Bamako, Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Oscar and Emmy nominated

 

Trouble The Water, the award winning The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, and the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The House I Live In. He has also associate produced Elia Suleiman’s The Time That Remains, and the 2010 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

 

A native of San Francisco, and graduate of San Francisco State University, Glover trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. It was his Broadway debut in Fugard’s Master Harold...and the Boys that brought him to national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast him in his first leading role in 1984’s Academy Award-nominated Best Picture, Places in the Heart. The following year Glover starred in two more Best Picture nominated films: Peter Weir’s Witness and Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. In 1987 Glover partnered with Mel Gibson in the first Lethal Weapon film and went on the star in three hugely successful Lethal Weapon sequels. Glover has also invested his talents in more personal projects including the award-winning To Sleep With Anger which he executive produced and for which he won and Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor; Bopha! ̧Manderlay, Missing in America and the film version of Athol Fugard’s play Boseman and Lena. He also starred in The Royal Tenenbaums, Saw, Shooter, and Death at a Funeral.

 

On the small screen, Glover won an Image Award, a Cable ACE Award and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO Movie Mandela. He has also received Emmy nominations for his work in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove, the telefilm Freedom Song and as a director he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Showtime’s Just a Dream. Most recently, Glover was a co-star on the popular television series Touch.

 

 

Felix Justice

 

Acclaimed Actor & Director

 

It is April 3, 1968. Reverend Martin Luther King is in Memphis. Having delivered his visionary "I have been to the mountain top..." address just a few hours earlier, he now appears before an audience of his closest friends and colleagues in the struggle for human rights. Certain that a recently-received death threat will be acted upon, he offers an emo- tional final testimony to the purpose and direction of his life's work.

 

Welcome to Prophecy in America, actor/director Felix Justice's acclaimed dramatic col- lage based on the writings and sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Presenting a "tour de force" one-man performance, Justice virtually transforms into the slain civil rights leader, recreating all of his power, vision and emotion on the campus stage.

 

In the play, King speaks of his beginnings in the civil rights struggle; how, as a young pastor, he was introduced to fear, and how, through prayer, he comes to terms with it. He dwells on the importance of non-violent direct action, both physical and tactical. With the dark eloquence of condemnation he considers the Vietnam War and what it repre- sented. And in a stirring finish, he bids his friends farewell, and asks them to carry on.

 

What emerges is an insightful and memorable portrait of a modern day prophet.

 

The father of four, Felix Justice grew up in Florence, South Carolina. Joining the Air Force after he graduated from high school, he spent four years as a cryptographer before turning to acting in 1960. It was a decision due in part to Dr. King himself; in 1960 Justice had the "visceral experience" of witnessing Dr. King speak at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles. For Justice it amounted to a "conversion" of sorts to the power of the spoken word.

 

Basing his career in the San Francisco area, Justice's acting credits include Blues for Mr. Charlie, Henry V, High on Pilet's Bluff, The River Niger, Freedom Song and Dream With the Fishes. As a director, he has also helmed celebrated productions of The Trials of Brother Gero, Companions of the Fire, Luv and The Blood Knot.

 

In 1981, Justice premiered Prophecy In America at San Francisco's Lorraine Hansberry Theater to critical acclaim. It has since toured widely in the United States and in Africa. He and his wife Cynthia currently live in the San Francisco area, where he is at work on his latest play.

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

 



Past Speakers

 


Ron Paul

Ron Paul

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Ron Paul
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bill Nye

Bill Nye

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Bill Nye
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 


Melissa Harris-Perry

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Melissa Harris-Perry
Co-sponsored with the Black Student Union’s Black & Brilliant Speaker Series
Monday, February 24, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall


 

 

 

 


Somaly Mam

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
My Dream: An Evening with Somaly Mam
As part of the 26th Annual MLK Week Celebration
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 



Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 


Warrick Dunn

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Warrick Dunn
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 


John Legend

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with John Legend
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall


 

 

 

 

 


Gen. Wesley Clark

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Gen. Wesley Clark
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Doors 6:30 p.m. // Event 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 



Jonathan Haidt

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Jonathan Haidt
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Student Life Cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 




Rebecca Skloot

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Rebecca Skloot
Sunday August 28, 2011
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center

 

 

 

 

 

 




Spike Lee

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Spike Lee
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 



Elie Wiesel

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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Elie Wiesel
Tuesday October 4, 2011
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 




Cornel West


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Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Cornel West
Wednesday January 18, 2012
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall