GREENSBORO, N.C. — President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and will participate in a student forum titled “A Conversation with the President: Sports, Race and Achievement.”
The hour-long discussion will be taped earlier that day and is set to be shown at 10 p.m. on ESPN and WatchESPN. It’s being presented by ESPN’s The Undefeated, which is the company’s content initiative focusing on the intersection of sports, race and culture.
“It is a privilege to host President Obama on our campus for meaningful dialogue on a number of diverse and impactful topics that are critically important to address opportunities for growth for the young people in our nation,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. in the release. “As the nation’s largest HBCU, it is our responsibility to ensure they have the support and resources they need to become global leaders.”
According to NC A&T, Obama will discuss the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which aims to address opportunity gaps faced by all youth including boys and young men of color; the current role and legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; athletes and social activism; the Obama Administration’s actions to provide opportunity for students and more. Obama will also take questions from the audience.