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Tavis Smiley at Clowes this Friday


This just in from Butler and Clowes Hall. Tavis Smiley will be on hand for a showing and discussion of his new documentary...



7:00PM Screening of STAND

8:30PM Post-screening discussion and Q&A session

For more information contact 317.940.6444 or visit

Tavis Smiley comes to Indianapolis to premiere his new documentary, STAND, which chronicles Smiley's five-day journey with 10 of his closest friends throughout Memphis and Nashville in the summer of 2008. Amidst the backdrop of the 40th anniversary commemorating the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the historic rise of then-Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate, the film provides a revealing look at a unique group of scholars, musicians, and social critics who confront their values and beliefs as pioneers of social progress. And, in rare and poignant moments, it demonstrates the love they share as brothers and friends.

The screening will be followed by discussion of the film and a Q&A session with the audience, featuring Tavis Smiley, Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams, Brandon Cosby (Principal, Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy), Asiah Gayfield (President, Butler University Black Student Union), Dr. Terri Jett (Associate Professor of Political Science, Butler University), The Honorable William A. Crawford (State Representative) and moderated by Amos Brown (Radio One Indianapolis).

This event is brought to you by the following partners: Office of the Mayor-City of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis Urban League, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, Eastern Star Church, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee-Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Indianapolis Chapter of The Links, Inc., Circle City Chapter of the Links, Inc., National Pan-Hellenic Council of Indianapolis, National Council of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Indianapolis, 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc., Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy, Urban Mission YMCA


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