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CAHSS to host advanced screening of “Just Mercy” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx

11/14/2019 Students, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C (Nov. 14, 2019) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) in partnership with The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program of Los Angeles will host an advanced screening of the movie, “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.  

The powerful film is based on world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. A thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. The film is slated for limited release on Dec. 25 and will go worldwide on January 10, 2020.  

A&T students, faculty, staff and community members can see the movie before its release date. The movie screening will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in Harrison Auditorium and is free of charge. Although the movie is free, attendees must obtain a ticket at the A&T Ticket Office. Tickets are now available. 

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"We are excited to partner with The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program and its CEO, Stacy Milner," said Dr. Frances Ward-Johnson, A&T's dean of CAHSS. "This is an excellent opportunity for our arts and humanities students, and the entire campus as the film provokes discussions about critical issues in today's society."

Milner, author of Leveraging Up, also runs the HBCU in L.A. Internship Program and will be on A&T's campus to recruit students for jobs and discuss entertainment industry internships.

The HBCU in L.A. Internship Program is the first program of its kind to take on Hollywood’s diversity pipeline problem at the collegiate level. One of the organization's core values is strengthening diversity with HBCUs in Los Angeles, Milner said.

In addition to the movie screening, Hollywood industry leaders will hold master classes with arts and humanities students centered on the theme, "Producing Content in Hollywood." Also, a workshop titled "Leveraging an Entertainment Career," will be held for all interested A&T students.  
 
In addition to the showing of the movie, a panel discussion will be held featuring movie producers and local educators, including Attorney James E. Coleman Jr., Duke University Law Professor and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and Co-Director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. He joined the Duke faculty after a long career in government service and private practice. 

For information about movie tickets, contact the A&T Ticket Office located at Brown Hall, or call (336) 334-7749.