Chance to meet 1968 Olympic gold medallist
Podium, the Further and Higher Education Unit for the London 2012 Olympic Games, is offering a rare opportunity to attend a Q&A with renowned athlete and academic Dr Tommie Smith, who displayed the Black Power salute upon receiving his gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games.
The event, taking place on 10 July, will begin with a screening of the documentary Salute, a film written, directed and produced by Matt Norman, nephew of 200m silver medallist Peter Norman, who shared the victory podium alongside Tommie and John Carlos.
Salute provides an insight behind what remains a symbolic moment in the history of the African-American Civil Rights Movement and one of the most iconic Olympic moments of all time.
Podium is working in partnership with the University of Westminster who will be hosting the film screening and Q&A session in the Old Cinema theatre and the NUS Black Students’ Campaign.
The film screening of Salute will commence at 2.30pm with the question and answer session with Tommie being held immediately after.
This is a rare opportunity for a UK audience to meet with and pose questions to Tommie and as such tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
To book your place at this Q&A with Dr Tommie Smith and the screening of Salute, please clickhere.
Please note: Podium is a not-for-profit charity and the entry fee is to cover costs of staging the event. Any profits made from the evening shall be donated to help renovate the University of Westminster’s Old Cinema theatre.