Join the Office of Student Activities, Inclusion, & Leadership for an evening of culture and empowerment with Olympic Gold Medalist, former U.S. Marine officer, and Native American activist Billy Mills on Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in Claypool Young Art Gallery Rm. 111.
Billy Mills is the first and only American to have won an Olympic Gold medal for the United States in the 10,000 meter race at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His win is still considered one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history.
Nowadays, Billy Mills is a humanitarian and co-founder/spokesman for Running Strong of American Indian Youth. His efforts have helped raise over 500 million dollars in cash and in-kind gifts for different charities helping the Native American community. Donít miss the opportunity to meet one of this countryís legendary athletes.
Billy Millís life was the inspiration for the movie Running Brave; starring Robby Benson; which shows his struggles as a Native American athlete.
We will be screening the film on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the Lobby of ADUC. This is also free and all students, faculty/staff, and community members are encouraged to attend.
For more information please contact Ricardo Nazario-Colon in the Office of Student Activities, Inclusion, & Leadership at 606-783-2071.