Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research and cosponsored by the Islamic Center of Morgantown and the WVU Muslim Student Association
The Leading Afro-American Muslim Professionals (LAMP) Speaker Series returns for its 4th year to the annual WVU Black History Month celebration, which will feature George Green, Jay-Z’s former tour manager and VP of Marketing of Roc-A-Fella Records. Prior to his current work as a humanitarian and motivational speaker, he managed the marketing for Roc-A-Fella’s clothing, magazine, and film product lines. Furthermore, he provided marketing and tour management services to prestigious clientele including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Twista, Cam’ron, and Supernatural, and he later became the manager for Grammy-nominated Rahzel.
In this year’s program, George Green: From Roca-A-Fella to Mecca, George will inspire the audience to expand their views and foster their abilities to positively change the direction of their own lives. New Yorker, George Green, shares his stories from the rugged street life, how he made it to Auburn University out of the ghetto, his legacy with Roca-A-Fella Records, all of which led him to Mecca and his ongoing journey as a humanitarian. This motivational speaker brings vivid backstage memories with rap mogul, Jay-z, front and center to the audience. George conveys what guided him to courageously walk away from a multimillion dollar industry and promising career and some of the most popular celebrities. His most inner thoughts and reflections about the pros and cons of his life in the fast and luxurious entertainment industry enlightens people on what true happiness and peace is all about.
George has done extensive music related and humanitarian work that has taken him to all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa where he has visited some of the poorest regions in the world and met with thousands of young people experiencing the type of violence he endured in his own youth. His travels have also enabled him to develop alliances with various dignitaries and diplomats, strengthening his far-reaching philanthropy.
The George Green: From Roca-A-Fella to Mecca program is motivating, uplifting, and enlightening to people of all diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions. Attendees will leave on a journey utilizing their dreams to create peace, and ultimately attaining a “peace of the dream.”