RIT Celebrates Black History Month With Antwone Fisher, Feb. 6

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L.A. writer, producer, shares his survival story from America’s inner city streets

Antwone Fisher’s journey through life is truly a triumph of the spirit. He will be sharing his compelling story in celebration of Black History Month on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Fisher will speak at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union. After his presentation, the author will sign autographs at a reception in Fireside Lounge.

Fisher’s early life could have destroyed him—and his life trajectory from the mean streets of Cleveland to the highest echelons of Hollywood, where he is a successful writer and producer, is the stuff legends are made of. His best selling autobiography, Finding Fish was adapted for the screen in the movie Antwone Fisher by first-time director Denzel Washington, who also starred in the film.

The Black Awareness Coordinating Committee, Student Government and the Center for Campus Life’s Cultural Spotlight Series are sponsoring the event at RIT.

Tickets—$18 for the public—are available at the candy counter and game room in the Student Alumni Union. Call 475-2239 to order by credit card.

Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.