NEWS ADVISORY: “Social Justice & The Media: An Evening with Spike Lee” to be held at Pace University, Thursday, January 31

Join Spike Lee, critically acclaimed writer, producer, and director, at Pace University as he reflects on the role of the media as change agents for social justice.

MEDIA ADVISORY

“Social Justice & The Media: An Evening with Spike Lee” to be held at Pace University, Thursday, January 31

New York, Jan. 30 — Join Spike Lee, critically acclaimed writer, producer, and director, at Pace University as he reflects on the role of the media as change agents for social justice.

To mark the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pace will host “Social Justice & The Media: An Evening with Spike Lee” from 7 pm to 8:30 pm on Thurs., Jan. 31, in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce St., on the university’s Lower Manhattan campus. Mr. Lee will be introduced by Stephen J. Friedman, Pace’s president.

A live simulcast will be presented in the Gottesman Room, 861 Bedford Road, on Pace’s Pleasantville, NY, campus in Westchester County. The event is sponsored by Pace’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Development and Campus Activities, Urban Male Initiative, and Black Student Union.

No video or sound recording of the program is permitted. Flash photography will only be allowed for the first five minutes of the event. Mr. Lee will not be available for media interviews.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited. First come, first served.

Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

About Spike Lee:  Spike Lee is one of the country’s most celebrated and controversial film makers, whose work often examines the role of race and media in contemporary society. His films have garnered an Emmy award and two Academy Award nominations. Among his most notable are: “Do The Right Thing,” “Jungle Fever,” and “Malcolm X,” as well as his documentaries “4 Little Girls” and “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” (he is currently working on a sequel, “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise”). He is also the author of six books. Born in Atlanta, Mr. Lee was raised in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in film production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 1986, he founded 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where he grew up. Mr. Lee’s presentation at Pace is also sponsored by CORE (Consciousness of Reality Everywhere), Sigma Lambda Gamma, Programming and Campus Entertainment Board (P.A.C.E.) Board, and Zeta Beta Tau.

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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