September 27th: Symbols and History of Lynching in America

In the wake of recent national and local demonstrations of racial intimidation and terrorism, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival along with the departments of Communication Studies, Ethnic Studies, and History, and the Black/African American Cultural Center are hosting a free campus-wide event, “Symbols and History of Lynching in America.”

Event is free of cost. Please join us after the event for a gathering in LSC theatre lobby with refreshments and photo-petition.

Wednesday, September 27th
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Lory Student Center Theater

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the evening program combines presentations on the symbols and history of lynching, student discussion on bias-motivated incidents on campus, and a screening of and Q&A session on AN OUTRAGE, a 33-minute documentary film that incorporates the memories and perspectives of descendants, activists, and scholars of lynching and was filmed on location at lynching sites in six different states.

Click here to view the film trailer.

Please visit the events calendar for more information.