The Graduate Student Council Presents: Talk Mental Health with Metta World Peace.
This event will feature a talk with Metta World Peace and a screening of Metta’s recent documentary Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story. After the viewing of the documentary, MWP will talk about mental health issues and how they impacted his NBA career, including the controversial and infamous “Malice in the Palace” incident.
Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
Address: 170 E. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711
This event is free for the CGU community. However, RSVP on Eventbrite is required for all students, staff and faculty in order to attend. There are a total of 200 tickets available. All tickets will be on a first come, first served basis. No exceptions. 1 ticket per student.
Light snacks will be provided.
Metta World Peace, formally known as Ron Artest before he legally changed his name in 2011, is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA for 19 years. As an NBA player, MWP received numerous accolades that included Defensive Player of the Year, NBA All Star, and an NBA Championship. During his NBA career, MWP played for 6 teams that included the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2010, as a Laker, he helped deliver the World Championship as he hit, arguably, the key shot in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for his team. Showing his compassion for mental health, MWP raffled off his NBA Championship Ring, collecting more than $625,000 for nonprofit organizations that provide mental health services. In 2013, along with Congresswoman Napolitano, MWP testified before Congress on behalf of the Mental Health in School’s act, which helped raise more than $200 million in grant funding for 200 schools.