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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
7:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium – Beckman Auditorium

Tavis Smiley

Presented By: Caltech Y Social Activism Speakers Series

From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate and philanthropist Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI). Alongside his friend Dr. Cornel West, Smiley is also co-host of the intellectually energetic radio program Smiley and West, also from PRI.

In his latest book, FAIL UP: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure, Smiley steps from behind the curtain of success to recount 20 instances of perceived "failures" that were actually pivotal "life lessons"

Smiley's most gratifying accomplishments are rooted in his passion to inspire the next generation of leaders. The nonprofit Tavis Smiley Foundation was established to provide leadership training and development for youth. Since its inception, more than 6,000 young people have participated in the foundation's Youth to Leaders training workshops and conferences.

Sponsored by the Moore-Hufstedler Fund, the Graduate Student Council, and the Caltech Y.

The views expressed by the speaker are solely those of the speaker. Presentations do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the California Institute of Technology or Caltech Y Social Activism Speakers Series Committee and should not be taken as an endorsement by these groups.

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