Middle Georgia State Library Hosts Free Film Screenings Focused on First Amendment Issues September 20th
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
The Middle Georgia State University Library is hosting screenings of two films in late September to generate discussion of First Amendment issues. All screenings are free and open to the public.
The Library will show "I Am Not Your Negro," directed by Raoul Peck, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Arts Complex Theater on the Macon Campus. Discussion will follow, led by DeMarcus Beckham, president of the student group Gay Straight Alliance, Kelsei Etchison, president of Black Student Unification, and Dr. Andre Nicholson, assistant professor of Communication Studies.
A second showing of "I Am Not Your Negro" will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Walker Auditorium on Middle Georgia State's Cochran Campus. Discussion will be led by Dr. Andre Nicholson, assistant professor of Communication Studies.
The Library will show another film, “This Film is Not Yet Rated,” directed by Kirby Dick, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Arts Complex Theater on the Macon Campus. Dr. Patrick Brennan, professor of English, will lead discussion.
This First Amendment Film Series marks Banned Books Week, which focuses on the issue of censorship through education and advocacy.