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Common, America Ferrera, Dan Rather to Speak in Butler's Diversity Lecture Series

When: Thu., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Tue., March 20, 7:30 p.m. and Mon., April 23, 7:30 p.m. 2012

Rapper/actor Common, actress/social activist America Ferrera and newsman Dan Rather will speak at Butler University as part of the spring 2012 Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series. Common’s talk is scheduled for Jan. 19, Ferrera will visit on March 20 and Rather’s speech is slated April 23. All events in the series take place in Clowes Memorial Hall. The events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available at the box office and through Ticketmaster (some fees apply) beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 for Common, 10 a.m. Feb. 10 for Ferrera and 10 a.m. March 9 for Rather. There is a limit of two tickets per person. For more information, call (317) 940-6444. The Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series is a Collaborative Diversity Initiative between Butler University and the Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis, with generous support from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Citizens Energy Group, Indianapolis Power & Light Co., Old National Bank, Radio One and Kroger Inc. While in Indianapolis, Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series speakers stay at The Columbia Club.

Price: Free, but tickets required.

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