University-Wide Event w/ Featured Guests: Misty Copeland, TJ Holmes, Karyn Parsons, Linda Sarsour & Other Invited Guests

February 4, 2017 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place)


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Misty Copeland

Born in Kansas City, MO and raised in San Pedro, CA, Misty Copeland began her ballet studies at the late age of 13. Copeland joined ABT's Studio Company in September 2000, joined the American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2001, and in August 2007 became the company's second African American female soloist—and the first in two decades.

Headshot - TJ Holmes

TJ Holmes

TJ Holmes is an award-winning journalist and nationally-regonized television personality. In September 2014, Holmes joined ABC News as an anchor/correspondent and contributes daily to Good Morning America, the most watched network morning program.

Headshot - Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons has acted on stage, in several films, and on TV, but is perhaps best known as the character Hilary Banks on the long-running television show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Today, Parsons dedicates most of her time to being a mother of two and to her non-profit organization, Sweet Blackberry.

Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour is a workingwoman, mother of three, racial justice and civil rights activist, and every Islamophobe's worst nightmare. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed 'pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!'