A Day with Arshay Cooper:
How Can We All Row Together

Thursday, January 19, 2023

In celebration of the launch of the Personal Development StudioLab, join us as Arshay Cooper, author of A Most Beautiful Thing, shares his life-changing experience on the first all-Black high school rowing team at Chicago’s Manley High School and how it may serve as motivation for young people of color to pursue their dreams.

Cooper is also the protagonist of the critically acclaimed film “A Most Beautiful Thing,” and a Golden Oar recipient for his contributions to the sport of rowing.

Books will be available for purchase from Semicolon booksellers at the flash forum and movie screening, or you can purchase it online.


Registration is requested, not required, for all events.
Space is limited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Events open to the Northwestern community

Opportunity for student groups to meet with Arshay Cooper

Morning until 2:30 p.m.
Email Professor Bruce Ankenman to schedule a time.

Flash forum Q&A with Cooper followed by book signing

2:30 - 4 p.m.
The Hive, 2-350, Ford Engineering Design Center

Register for the Flash forum Q&A and book signing

Event open to the Northwestern community and open to the public

Screening of Arshay Cooper's movie "A Most Beautiful Thing"

Including a Q&A with Cooper and his special guests

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place

Register for the film screening of "A Most Beautiful Thing"