#CommonatTU Press Release


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In Celebration of Black History Month, Common Will Speak At Towson University

The Campus Activities Board (CAB), Center for Student Diversity (CSD), The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and the Black Student Union (BSU) are proud to present the speaker for Black History Month. This year’s speaker will feature hip hop artist, actor, motivational speaker, and founder of Common Ground Foundation, Common.

The Black History Month speaker event will be held on Wednesday, February 27th in the West Village Ballrooms. Doors open at 6 pm to Towson students, 6:30 PM to the public and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Students will be able to obtain only one student ticket from Monday, February 4th to Friday, February 15th. Students may obtain one non-student or guest ticket from Monday, February 18th to Friday, February 22nd. The general public tickets will be available from Monday, February 25 to Friday, February 27th. All tickets will be free and available at the University Union Ticket Office. Limited tickets will be available.

Common started rapping in 1991 and he made his big-screen debut in 2006. Common has made hits like “Go!”, “Testify”, “The People, and “The Light”, and many more. He has also starred in movies like “Wanted”, “Just Wright”, and “Smokin’ Aces”. He has spoken at prestigious institutions as California University of Pennsylvania, University of Memphis, Wright State University, University of Rochester, and KIPP Charter Schools.
CAB (Campus Activities Board) is the programming branch of SGA and provides the students of Towson with fun and one-of-a-kind campus-wide events like Tigerfest. CAB is the number one source for campus entertainment and is the primary programming unit for concerts, comedians, speakers, open mic nights and more. To learn more about events or how to get involved, visit facebook.com/towsoncab or towson.edu/cab.

Media Contact: Nick Jones Director of CAB 410-704-2070 cab@towson.edu