NFL player Michael Sam to Speak at UofL Pride Week

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    Michael Sam will be the keynote speaker for UofL's Pride Week and the Come Together 2016 conference.
    Michael Sam will be the keynote speaker for UofL's Pride Week and the Come Together 2016 conference.

     

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Michael Sam, the first openly gay man drafted by an NFL team, will deliver the UofL Pride Week keynote address on Nov. 3.

    The event is at 7 p.m. , Swain Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room.

    This event is a collaboration between the Student Activities Board and the LGBT Center. The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Register online via eventbrite.

    Sam’s keynote will address his journey, triumphs over hardships, and lessons learned from key mentors in his life.

    Sam ended his career at the University of Missouri as a consensus All-American and Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He made history in 2014 as the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team when he was drafted by the then St. Louis Rams. He is currently a free agent.

    This event is part of a series of events planned for UofL Pride Week 2016, hosted by the LGBT center and made possible by more than 40 sponsors from across the campus and community.

    For additional information, visit http://louisville.edu/lgbt/programs-1/pride-week-1.

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    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.