Danny Glover to speak tonight

Denver Collins

Actor to discuss important issues in politics and arts

Who: Speaker Danny Glover

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Student Center Ballroom

Cost: Free for students; $15 for non-students

Actor and political activist Danny Glover will speak to students tonight in the Student Center Ballroom at 8 p.m. with fellow actor and long-time friend Felix Justice. The pair will discuss issues ranging from the importance of arts in education to voter apathy to the war in Iraq.

The format will follow an “Inside the Actor’s Studio”-style blend of conversation and lecture. Students will also have the opportunity to ask Glover and Justice their own questions in a question-and-answer portion of the presentation.

Glover is best known for his performances in The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon and Angels in the Outfield. He’s also in a new movie with Jack Black and Mos Def titled Be Kind, Rewind, which will be released on Feb. 22.

Glover and Justice met when both lived in the San Francisco Bay area. While Glover went on to star in many hit movies, Justice began performing in his critically acclaimed one-man show, in which he portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The show premiered in 1981 and toured through much of the United States and Africa, according to his publicist’s Web site.

Tickets at the door are free to all Kent State students but the cost is $15 for non-students. The event is sponsored by the All-Campus Programming Board.

Contact On/off-campus entertainment reporter Denver Collins at [email protected].