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Independent filmmaker, distributor Ava DuVernay to screen films, speak at Indiana University

Ava DuVernay

Independent filmmaker Ava DuVernay will visit Indiana University's Bloomington campus this month, where she'll screen seven films and deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture. A writer, producer, director and editor who received the best director award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, DuVernay is also widely known in independent film circles for the 2011 launch of her film distribution venture, the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement. Full Story >>

Indiana University experts comment on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Martin Luther King Jr.

Next Wednesday, Aug. 28, marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a landmark event in the U.S. civil rights movement and the setting for Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Experts at Indiana University are available to comment on the march and its significance for contemporary America. Full Story >>

Brazilian filmmaker's visit to IU Bloomington first stop in U.S. tour

Brazilian Academy of Letters

Indiana University Cinema will screen six films by Brazilian filmmaker Nelson Pereira dos Santos, who will also give a free lecture while visiting the Bloomington campus this month. The stop is his first on a short U.S. tour arranged by IU, which includes visits to UCLA, the Wexner Center at Ohio State and the City College of New York. Full Story >>

College of Arts and Sciences moves to Owen Hall, administrative offices open March 19

Owen Hall

The Office of the Dean of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is packing and labeling boxes this week, preparing to move to Owen Hall, just steps north of its current home in Kirkwood Hall. The College's administrative offices will close Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Monday, March 18. Full Story >>

Lecture by music industry pioneer highlights IU Bloomington's Black History Month activities

Westbrooks, Logan H.

As part of Indiana University's Black History Month, pioneering music industry executive Logan H. Westbrooks will deliver a presentation, "Bustin' Loose: Breaking Racial Barriers in the Music Industry" from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave. Full Story >>

Martin Luther King's legacy being celebrated at IU campuses statewide

King Memorial

Lectures from filmmaker Madeline Anderson and Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale, a film festival, a theatrical production that imagines a conversation between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and other events highlight activities at Indiana Universityn campuses statewide that celebrate King's legacy. Full Story >>