Terry Crews, actor and activist, featured at The Noorda's Week of Dreams

Terry Crews, well-known actor, activist, talk show host, artist, and former NFL player, will be the featured speaker for the Spring 2019 edition of the Presidential Lecture Series.

A part of the grand opening of The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Crews will speak on his professional and creative journey, as well as personal experiences in a lecture titled "Fools, Victims and Kings; Vulnerability and Authenticity."

Terry Crews rose to fame from an impoverished childhood in Flint, Michigan. His titles include former NFL player, best-selling author, artist, and actor. He built a career with memorable roles in action movies (“The Expendables”) and TV (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and as a game-show host (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”). Crews speaks passionately for women’s rights, and human rights, and against sexism. He was included among the group of people named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2017 for going public with stories of sexual assault.

"Earlier this year, Crews testified before the Senate for the ratification of the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act. In his opening statement, he shared his personal story of having grown up with an abusive father and the misconceptions about manhood it instilled in him. “As a man, I was taught my entire life that I must control the world.” According to Crews, that’s why men sometimes wait decades before reporting. We’re so afraid of being victims, in a judicial system that is still dominated by our gender, we make it impossible for ourselves—not to mention women and other marginalized genders—to get justice." -Esquire, 2018 

The event is brought to UVU by the Office of the President's effort to bring prominent figures to campus and share their message with the Utah Valley community.

**Event has moved! To the UCCU Center. Tickets are first-come, first served.***

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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