PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University’s Common Readings Tuesdays event and speaker series kicks off fall semester 2015 with a free screening of the 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday (8-25-15) in CUE 203. The public is welcome.
Action in the book by the same name takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb, based on Monroeville, Alabama, the home town of author Harper Lee.
Says Bryan Stevenson, author of this year’s WSU Common Reading book, Just Mercy, Monroeville proudly celebrates its connection to the novel and film while it remained blind to contemporary racial bias and injustices in its administration of justice.
Says Karen Weathermon, program co-director, “We start this year’s series with a showing of this classic film to provide some of the context and story that this year’s common reading will challenge and extend.”
The public is invited to hear Bryan Stevenson at the annual Common Reading Invited Lecture on December 1 in Pullman.
MEDIA: Karen Weathermon, WSU Common Reading Program co-director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5448, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly Makhani, WSU Undergraduate Education communication and marketing directorm, 509-335-6679, email@example.com