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2023 Black History Month Lecture

featuring Zion Clark
February 22, 2023
5–6:30 p.m. 
Bill Moore Student Success Center Clary Theater

About Zion Clark

Zion Clark was born September 29, 1997, in Columbus, Ohio with a rare birth defect called Caudal Regression Syndrome which caused him to be born without legs. Given up for adoption at birth with a mother not fit to take care of him and no father, Zion had to fend for himself from a young age. His childhood was a recipe for disaster–he bounced around in the foster care system and was labeled a problem child causing the system to give up on him early.

Zion didn’t let his stop him from learning new skills, he picked up wrestling and music as at a young age which became his outlet from an abusive living situation. Through resiliency and consistency, Zion continued to figure out his way of approaching some of these passions and earned his position as an All-American wrestler and lead drummer of his church. He continues to defy all odds with his optimistic approach and "no excuses" mentality he embodies.