Selma invites us to consider important questions about race, justice, organizing and advocacy. Though the film depicts events of a half-century ago, questions about how societies address injustice and wrestle with social change remain pressing today - both in the world at large and in university communities, including our own.
This screening and discussion is part of the new Community Citizenship series of the Office of University Life. The series asks each of us to consider connections between local, national and global issues of importance and our membership in the Columbia University community. The screening will be followed by a discussion with distinguished Columbia scholars offering perspectives from arts, journalism, history, law, media and culture studies, public health and more, including:
June Cross, Columbia Journalism School
Suzanne Goldberg, Office of University Life and Columbia Law School
Jamal Joseph, Columbia University School of the Arts
Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature and Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Samuel Roberts, Columbia University Department of History, Mailman School of Public Health, and Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Patricia Williams, Columbia Law School
Selma is rated PG-13 (some material in this film may not be suitable for children under 13).
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit universityprograms.columbia.edu.