A former University of Oklahoma student seen participating in a racist chant in a video made aboard a fraternity party bus is scheduled to speak at an event sponsored by a leading black Oklahoma state legislator.

The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1FD2nj3) reports Levi Pettit, who is from the Dallas area, will make his first public remarks since controversy erupted over the Sigma Alpha Epsilon video went viral.

State Sen. Anastasia Pittman, who chairs the Oklahoma Black Caucus, is hosting his appearance Wednesday afternoon at Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Pettit's parents already issued an apologetic statement in his behalf March 9. Another University of Oklahoma student from Dallas who played a leading role in the video, Parker Rice, issued his own apology but has said nothing more.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com