Schieffer College Hosts “Selma” Screening and Panel for Campus Community

To commemorate the life of Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis and continue the conversation after this year’s Common Reading of the “March” trilogy, the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, in collaboration with TCU’s First Year Experience, is hosting a screening of the film “Selma” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9 in the BLUU Ballroom (third floor). The screening will be followed by a discussion panel featuring TCU faculty members Colin Tait (Film, Television and Digital Media department), Brandon Manning (English department), Jean Marie Brown (Journalism department) and Max Krochmal (History department).

Tait, an assistant professor of film, television and digital media, says he is proud the Schieffer College is helping continue the conversation surrounding Congressman Lewis’ life. “Civil rights, and John Lewis in particular, is a testament to how one continues to fight within the system as well as outside of the system. He’s really a portrait of resilience and to some degree, resistance. In his 80s, he was still being arrested to protest and to get into, his phrase is ‘good trouble and necessary trouble.'”

The event is open to all members of the TCU community.

A flyer advertising the film screening of "Selma" taking place Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the BLUU Ballroom at TCU.