The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the college's I Am Oz Diversity Speaker Series.
Thomas has dedicated his life to civic engagement after his nine years in the NBA. His 2018 book, also titled "We Matter: Athletes and Activism," features a collection of interviews and commentary with athletes, activists and media personalities who have dedicated their lives to social change.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for his Oswego appearance. An audience question-and-answer session, and then a book signing, will follow his talk.
For more information or for people in need of accessibility accommodations, contact the Dean of Students Office at (315) 312-5483.