Filmmaker Spike Lee to speak at Murray State lecture series | Events
MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - Murray State University has announced the featured speaker for their 2013 Presidential Lecture Series will be African-American filmmaker Spike Lee.
The lecture will be on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in Murray State’s Lovett Auditorium. The lecture is free. MSU students, faculty and staff, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Fearless, honest and dedicated to his cause, Lee does not shy away from speaking his mind. In his lecture, “An Evening with Spike Lee: America Through My Lens,” Lee discusses the history, current status and future of America as he sees it. Touching on race relations, stereotypes in Hollywood, and social and political agendas, Lee leaves it all on the table as only he can.
Planning is underway for a Spike Lee Film Festival leading up to the Presidential Lecture Series this year. The festival will be sponsored by the MSU President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. Information on the screenings will be available at a later date.
The Presidential Lecture Series is sponsored by the MSU president’s office, the MSU Foundation and the PCDI.
Former speakers in Murray State’s prestigious Presidential Lecture Series include James Carville and Mary Matalin, Ben Stein, Desmond Tutu, Richard Norton Smith, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Benazir Bhutto, Lech Walesa and F.W. deKlerk.
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