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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.

 


 

James Franco

James Franco




 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with James Franco
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Doors at 6 pm / Event at 7 p.m.
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Free for FSU students with valid ID
General public tickets available at www.tuckerciviccenter.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Though James Franco’s more popular work may be on the big screen, his passion to learn and explore takes precedence in his life, constantly challenging himself in multiple facets of the industry. Franco’s metamorphosis into the title role of the TNT biopic James Dean earned him career-making reviews, as well as a Golden Globe. Franco earned an Independent Spirit Award as well as nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and recognition from numerous critics’ associations for his starring role in the critically acclaimed drama 127 Hours.


Franco’s big screen credits include the Spiderman trilogy, Milk, Pineapple Express, Date Night, Your Highness, OZ: The Great and The Powerful, Spring Breakers and This is the End. He previously starred in the critically- acclaimed cult classic Freaks and Geeks and he also had recurring roles on General Hospital and The Mindy Project.


He wrote, directed and starred in the features Good Time Max and The ApeHerbert White, a short film in which he wrote and directed debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.  The Feast of Stephen, also written and directed by Franco, premiered and won a TEDDY award at the Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Franco directed Saturday Night, a documentary on the week-long production of a Saturday Night Live episode, which originally premiered at SXSW and The Clerks Tale, which premiered at Cannes. Franco wrote and directed a biography on poet Hart Crane called The Broken Tower, which premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival.


Franco has been enrolled at a number of prestigious institutions including University of California at Los Angeles, Columbia University, New York University, Yale University, and Rhode Island School of Design. He has shared his interest in learning, teaching English and film courses at USC, UCLA, CalArts and NYU.


Franco is a published author, penning the compilation of short stories, Palo Alto. He has also released an EP, titled MotorCity, with his band Daddy. He will make his Broadway debut in 2014 in the stage adaptation of Of Mice and Men.

 

In his free time, Franco partnered with the organizations Art of Elysium, a Los Angeles-based charity that helps children with disabilities, and 826DC, a non-profit dedicated to helping local D.C. students excel.

 

 

 

 


Past Speakers

 


 

 

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Jelani Cobb
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Common

Common

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Common
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 



 

 

 

 



Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Arianna Huffington
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 



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

 

 

 

 

 



 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Warrick Dunn

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


John Legend

jlegend

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


 

 

 

 

 


Gen. Wesley Clark

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 




Rebecca Skloot

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

 

 

 

 

 

 




Spike Lee

Spike Lee

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

 

 

 

 

 

 



Elie Wiesel

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

 

 

 

 

 

 




Cornel West


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

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.