Dr. Ben Carson Slated for April 12 Talk at Yale's Payne Whitney Gym

Dr. Ben Carson will speak at an event sponsored by the Ben Carson/Yale University Book Club for its members and the New Haven community on Saturday, April 12 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the John J. Lee Amphitheatre at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 70 Tower Parkway.

Admission is free for all who attend. However, each Yale/Carson Book Club member may have three reserved seating tickets - one for themselves and two tickets for family or friends. Book club members and their guests may call 432-1998 to reserve their tickets. Reserved seating tickets must be picked up in advance at the Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, 433 Temple Street, second floor, anytime Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Book club members must bring their library cards with Carson Book Club membership sticker to pick up tickets, and must be seated by 1:15 p.m. to use the special reserved seating section.

General admission seats for non-members in the New Haven community will be available at the event on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will be simulcast live on-site and broadcast on WYBC radio, 94.3 FM.

Carson, a 1973 Yale College graduate and member of the University’s governing body - the Yale Corporation - describes in his autobiography, “Gifted Hands,” how his life changed for the better once he embraced reading. The book club that bears his name and is sponsored by Yale University is an incentive program designed to mobilize the community to encourage young people to read, weigh television-viewing choices and to earn “THINK BIG” prizes by supporting club members throughout the city.

For more information, please call 432-1998.

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