Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Gives Presentation on Overcoming Adversity

Jones Auditorium - 02/28/18 - 02/28/18

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RJ Mitte

RJ Mitte, co-star of AMC’s Breaking Bad and an equality and diversity activist, will speak at Texas A&M University-Kingsville as part of the University Lectureship Series. 

Mitte will deliver the presentation, “Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage to an Advantage,” in Jones Auditorium Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

On stage, Mitte will draw from his experiences on and off camera to engage the audience in a discussion about diversity and acceptance. As he talks about his strategies for overcoming adversity, including being bullied, he demonstrates how through hard work and determination you can boldly and triumphantly set and achieve any goal. 

The public is invited to attend this free event. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

About RJ Mitte

RJ is best known for playing Walt Jr. on the Emmy-winning AMC drama Breaking Bad – like his character on the show, he also battles with cerebral palsy. In addition to that star-making role, RJ has appeared on the big and small screen, captivating audiences on Showtime’s Weeds, NBC’s Vegas, Freeform’s Switched at Birth and CW’s Everybody Hates Chris. Throughout his rise to fame, his cerebral palsy has never deterred his drive to succeed or stopped him from doing what he loves. 

With the mission of removing the stigma associated with disability, RJ has become a passionate activist, serving as celebrity youth ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy and several other causes. 

About the University Lectureship Series

The University Lectureship Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a student-supported program that invites guest lecturers to present relevant or entertaining topics both to the university and Kingsville communities. Known nationally or regionally for their expertise, invited speakers will educate, inform and engage students, and help them to make meaning of theories they are learning in their classrooms. 

For more information about the A&M-Kingsville University Lectureship Series, contact the Office of Student Activities at 361-593-2760.