MLK Symposium to Feature Award-Winning Filmmaker

This is a photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dickinson will be hosting the fifth-annual MLK Symposium, Wednesday, Feb. 5. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives, the event will feature a screening of the documentary Gideon’s Army, which follows the journey of three young public defenders as they prepare their cases for trial.

The film, which has won awards at the Sundance and Miami International film festivals, highlights the realities within the criminal justice system. Dawn Porter, director and producer, will present a keynote lecture on the film, Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Stern Great Room. 

Learn more about Dawn Porter and Gideon's Army

Published January 20, 2014