The MSU Leadership Institute's 2017 Film Series opens with the documentary 13th.
- Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
On October 17th, 2017 the MSU Leadership Institute will be hosting the first film screening of their 2017 annual Film Series in the Procrastinator Theater. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the screening will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be provided. The event will last no longer than 7:30 pm. 13th is a documentary that explores the history of racial inequality in the United States. Throughout the film, filmmaker Ava DuVernay focuses on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. One of the main reasons that this film is being brought to the MSU stage is that is will re-engage students with the message that Bryan Stevenson, a celebrated civil rights activist and author of Just Mercy, brought to MSU during 2017 Convocation. This screening is also held in conjunction with the Leadership Instiitutes 20th Anniversary celebration.