Discussion led by Kidada Robinson, Adult Advising Manager, and Sara Elliott, Associate Professor of English
Special Guest: 1965 Aurora University alumnus John Boryk, who marched with King in Selma
Date: Jan. 17, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration | 1347 Prairie St., Aurora
“Selma” is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.