The first openly gay player in NBA history, Jason Collins, will be the featured guest speaker at the University of Wyoming's Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue on Thursday, February 5 in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. His appearance and speech are free to the public and will no doubt offer insightful perspective on equality in sports both at the professional and amateur levels.
"The Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue planning committee is pleased to bring in a keynote speaker of this caliber to the University of Wyoming," said co-chair of the committee, Ryan Dinneen O'Neil. "We hope the topics explored at this and other events will help attendees think critically about social justice issues within the context of Wyoming and the campus community."
The theme of the vent, "Equity in the Equality State," recognizes the importance of dialogue about issues that affect Wyoming. The purpose of the event is to honor the continuing impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his life and ideals through this celebration.
Collins became the first openly gay player in the NBA in 2014. Prior to coming out of the closet he played 13 seasons in the NBA with the Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. Last season he wore No. 98 while playing with the Nets to honor University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was killed in a car accident in 1998. This resulted in his jersey becoming the top seller in the league last season.
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