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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Viewing and Discussion: Fruitvale Station

January 18, 2016 • 3:00 PM • Law School 3041

As part of the Law School's commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dean Levi is sponsoring a community viewing and discussion of the movie Fruitvale Station. The film, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, portrays the events leading up to the death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, shot and killed in 2009 by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer in Oakland, California. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is an especially opportune time to reflect on the issues of racial and social inequality raised in the film, and where we are as a country in our quest to fulfill the promise of the civil rights movement led by Dr. King. After watching the film, we hope to have a stimulating conversation about our own service and rededication to addressing the thorny problems it highlights, including how best to reflect our community ideals of diversity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu.