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SHU Speaks with W. Kamau Bell Brings United Shades of America to SHU Stage  

Photo of W. Kamau BellCNN's United Shades of America host W. Kamau Bell delivers incisive, scathingly funny commentary on modern society that has molded viewers' thoughts on race, politics and social issues in America. Now, that wit and social mindfulness will be brought to a Seton Hall University stage.

The Emmy-nominated comic will present his material on Thursday, October 19, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Center Main Lounge. Doors open for seating at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are free through the generosity of Seton Hall's Student Activities Board and are currently available online for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff limited to one per online reservation.

"Through SAB's yearly surveys we've found that students enjoy events with speakers who they find relatable, so we work hard to select speakers that also have important messages to share," SAB Live Events Chair and junior marketing major Shruti Sharma said.

Kamau's performance will reflect some of the topics discussed in his CNN docu-series United Shades of America, in which Kamau travels the country, offering viewers a rare yet eye-opening look inside the various subcultures of American life. After the show, Kamau will host a Q&A where students will get the chance to pick the mind of the veteran pundit.

Kamau joins the list of prestigious speakers who have graced the SHU Speaks stage, including Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, baseball player Cal Ripken Jr., as well as author and activist Hill Harper. Kamau's provocative yet level-headed lecture is set to be one to remember.

"Our annual SHU Speaks event is especially important because it provides students with an experience that they may not easily encounter again after college. Hearing directly from a distinguished speaker is both inspiring and memorable for students and the campus community," Director for Student Activities Alison Sotolongo said.

To claim tickets for the event, click here. A valid SHU ID matching the name listed on a ticket must be presented for entry.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Alison Sotolongo
  • (973) 275-6494
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