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First 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series lecture postponed indefinitely

Winston Duke’s Oct. 13 lecture cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances”

Winston Duke’s Distinguished Speakers Series event for Wednesday has been postponed.
Winston Duke’s Distinguished Speakers Series event for Wednesday has been postponed.

UB’s 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series was scheduled to begin this Wednesday, but the first lecture has been postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to associate director for national/international media relations Doug Sitler.

The series’ first lecture was set to feature actor and UB alum Winston Duke, made famous by his role as M’Baku in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” He also starred in Jordan Peele’s “Us.” The Trinidad and Tobago native graduated with a bachelors of arts in theatre from UB in 2009, and later received a master of fine arts from the Yale School of Drama.

It remains unclear when exactly the lecture will be rescheduled, but Sitler says it will be “sometime in the 2021-2022 academic year.”

The next lecture will be held on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Mainstage Theater and will feature Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman.

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Reilly Mullen is the editor-in-chief for The Spectrum. She double majors in English and political science. She enjoys Dunkin' iced lattes, arguing with frat boys and buying cool shoes. A former web, features and news editor, she write columns about her chronic illnesses and taking down the patriarchy. 



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