MSUToday
Published: June 16, 2014

Summer Cinema
for Community Conversations

Contact(s): Audrey Bentley Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives office: (517) 432-8384 bentley@pres.msu.edu, Venice Smith Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives smithde4@msu.edu

One Book, One Community and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives are collaborating this summer to offer a special cinematic series to MSU staff, faculty and community members as part of the yearlong Project 60/50 celebration.

"Fruitvale Station," a film by screenwriter and director Ryan Coogler, tells the story of the last 24 hours of the life of Oscar Grant, who was shot to death by a police officer at Oakland’s Fruitvale BART station on Jan. 1, 2009.

There will be a showing of the film at 2 p.m. on June 24 and at 9 a.m. on July 29 at B122 Wells Hall. Seating is open to the first 125 people that sign up. Register here.

MSU is a learning community with a dedicated workforce that is not always able to participate in activities that take place during work hours. The goal of the Summer Cinema for Community Conversations is to give the MSU community the opportunity to create high performing teams and to cultivate a more inclusive workforce through professional development.

This is a jointly supported initiative by MSU Human Resources, the Clerical-Technical Union of MSU and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

 

"Project 60/50" is a yearlong celebration using the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to engage the MSU campus and greater community in a broad range of civil and human rights conversations.

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