Civil rights advocate to discuss film at MTSU

Civil rights advocate to discuss film at MTSU


MURFREESBORO (AP) - A filmmaker and civil rights advocate will be at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday to discuss her documentary on post-Sep. 11 hate crimes and anti-Muslim sentiment.

The free public event featuring Valarie Kaur is part of the university's ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series.

Kaur is the founder of Groundswell at Auburn Theological Seminary, a nonprofit initiative that equips people of faith in social change. She has led national campaigns responding to hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, marriage equality and solitary confinement.

"Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath" is her first film.

The lecture is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., in room S-102 of the State Farm Lecture Hall in MTSU's Business and Aerospace Building.

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