MTV's "The Real World" Case Member Mohammed Bilal to Speak at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Mohammed Bilal, former cast member of MTV's highest-rated show, "The Real World" San Francisco, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center. Sponsored by the Bishop Healy Multicultural Society, Campus Activities Board, Asian Students for International Awareness, African American Studies and Student Affairs, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Bilal shared his life with over 1.5 million people every week, as one of the seven cast members of "The Real World." He is currently a member of Midnight Voices, a hip-hop band that has been nominated for numerous urban contemporary band awards. Bilal is a musician, poet and writer who educates audiences about some of today’s social ills. He will soon be publishing his first book that explores issues from image manipulation to anti-Semitism.

Bilal will speak on the topics of diversity, AIDS awareness and personal responsibility. His lecture will be based on the negative effects that racism, drug abuse, AIDS and violence have had on young people. Through a high energy, poetic, hip-hop storytelling format, Bilal will encourage his audience to accept personal accountability for one's actions, with the hope of building a responsible society.