Jesse Williams to speak at UB

Published October 30, 2017

“Grey’s Anatomy” actor and activist Jesse Williams will appear at UB on Nov. 18 as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.

Williams, this year’s Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena, North Campus.

Williams, who plays Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC’s hit series “Grey’s Anatomy,” served as senior producer and correspondent for the EPIX docuseries “America Divided” and executive-produced the documentary “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement,” which premiered in the summer of 2016.

Williams is founder of the production company farWord Inc. and executive producer of “Question Bridge: Black Males,” a series of transmedia art installations, films, a curriculum and website ( A former high school teacher, Williams is co-owner of Scholly, a mobile app that helps connect students to scholarships for which they’re eligible.

His lecture is sponsored by the undergraduate Student Association.

Contributing Series Sponsors United University Professions (UUP), TIAA, the UB Alumni Association and the UB Office of Donor Relations are offering discount vouchers that provide significant cost savings on lecture ticket purchases. Discount vouchers are recognized only at the Alumni Arena box office (not applicable to purchases made through TicketMaster or

For more information on ticket prices, visit the series’ website.