IU Northwest to Host Film Screening and Discussion of ‘Before They Die!’

ReggieIndiana University Northwest’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs invites the campus and community to a film screening and director discussion of “Before They Die!” on Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the film will begin at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, an abbreviated viewing of the film will be shown on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. with a panel discussion to follow at 3 p.m. in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium.

Directed by filmmaker and social entrepreneur Reginald Turner, “Before They Die!” chronicles the pursuit of justice for the living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. On May 31, 1921, America’s most prosperous black community – the Greenwood area of Tulsa, known as “The Black Wall Street” – was bombed, burned, looted and destroyed in less than 18 hours during a racially motivated attack, causing the loss of more than 300 lives and displacement of more than 10,000 citizens. The film chronicles the survivors’ testimonies of the injustices and events surrounding this tragedy and their journey for justice.

Please arrive early as seating is limited. For more information, please contact James Wallace, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs at (219) 980-6601 or jamewall@iun.edu.

For information about parking at IU Northwest, including the availability of temporary visitors’ permits, please visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/.

About Indiana University Northwest.
As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home. IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit www.iun.edu.