Upcoming Talks and Events

“In Their Corner”  
Tuesday, April 4, at 8PM 
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center 
208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 

Join the Metropolitan Opera, Native Son, and Athlete Ally in a panel discussion with athletes and members of the cast and creative team of Terence Blanchard’s Champion about LGBTQ rights and inclusivity in athletics and art. The panelists will use historical, athletic, and artistic lenses to explore the difficulties in owning one’s identity and the tribulations faced in coming out. Following the discussion, hear a performance from bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, who stars as boxing welterweight Emile Griffith in Champion. This event is free and open to the public. 



Saturday, April 15, at 3PM 
Aaron Davis Hall at City College Center for the Arts 
129 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10027 

Join bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, composer Terence Blanchard, boxing brand Everlast, social-justice pioneers RISE, change-makers Native Son, and the Metropolitan Opera as they uncover the grit and guts it takes to become an award-winning athlete, a professional opera singer, and a Grammy Award–winning composer. This community-focused event brings together audiences, families, and aspiring athletes and singers in Harlem and Upper Manhattan for a panel discussion and performance. Attendance is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.