An Evening with Dustin Lance Black

Portrait of Dustin Lance Black

The Spartan Speaker Series and Pride Center Presents

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, one of the Most Influential LGBTQ+ People in America. Dustin Lance Black is an Academy Award Winning screenwriter, filmmaker and social activist.

  • Honors graduate of UCLA’s School of Film and Television.
  • Won the Academy Award® Best Original Screenplay for MILK, the biopic of the late civil rights activist Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn. 
  • Created the miniseries WHEN WE RISE for ABC about the modern LGBT Rights Movement in America. 

The evening will include a presentation and Q&A with the speaker:

  • October 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Diaz Compean Student Union

When We Rise | An ABC mini series by Dustin Lance Black

Free event for all SJSU students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Co-sponsored by the SJSU PRIDE Center and the SJSU Division of Student Affairs.


This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring Sign-Language Interpreters, Real-time captioners, or other accommodations should contact SJSU PRIDE Center at (408) 924-6157 or as soon as possible.


If you are visiting campus, the nearest parking location is the North Garage on the corner of 10th & San Salvaldor. You may park in general parking which begins on the 3rd floor. Permits must be purchased and are $5.00 after 5:30 pm.

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