The Intolerable Burden
Monday, January 20, 2014
MSU Union, Lake Huron Room
11:30 a.m.: Introductory Talk (Dr. Jeffrey C. Wray, MSU Department of English)
12:00 noon: Film Screening (Run Time: 56 Minutes)
Announcing a special event in support and celebration of Project 60/50 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! In partnership with the MSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, the MSU Libraries will screen an award-winning film, The Intolerable Burden. This documentary explores the challenges experienced by an African-American sharecropper family in Mississippi as they enroll their children in the public school system in 1965. Dr. Jeffrey C. Wray, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, will give an introductory talk prior to the film screening.
This film event is part of the MSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement's "'What's Your 110" service fair, which will host dozens of local and statewide nonprofit and community organizations looking for volunteers. Please join us for an engaging talk and film, and for an opportunity to explore rewarding service opportunities!