Living legend and Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon might not travel the world like he used to, but the man still pops up every once in a while. Lemon, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, will be making an appearance at Fairfield University on February 13 to discuss his esteemed basketball career, his book, Trust Your Next SHOT: A Guide to Life and Joy, and his off the court work with children. For more on Lemon be sure to check the outstanding story on him from SLAM 154 which can be found here.
From Fairfield University:
Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, a basketball hall of famer turned activist, author and inspirational speaker, will be the featured guest at the next Open VISIONS Forum at Fairfield University on Monday, February 13 at 8 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $45.
Lemon, a man the Los Angeles Times called “an American institution,” will discuss his storied basketball career, his book, Trust Your Next SHOT: A Guide to a Life of Joy, and his work to help America’s youth shoot for positive, joy-filled lives, and take questions from the audience during his appearance. After his talk, “Globetrotting into Civil Rights,” he will be joined for a discussion with Fairfield Men’s Basketball Head Coach Sydney Johnson, Dr. Yohuru Williams, director of Fairfield’s Black Studies Program and Open VISIONS Forum moderator Dr. Philip Eliasoph, professor of art history. Taryn Johnson, the top scorer on Fairfield’s women’s basketball team, will introduce Lemon. A book signing will follow the formal program.
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95.