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Drake film festival to feature ‘The Green Mile’

Drake University will show “The Green Mile,” a film based on the novel by Stephen King, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, as part of a film festival in conjunction with an upcoming student-organized conference on white privilege.

The free, public screening of “The Green Mile” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in room 102 of Harvey Ingham Hall, 2804 Forest Avenue.

The film tells a story of white prison guards on death row leading up to the execution of black man who, though accused of child murder and rape, has the power of faith healing.

The film festival will precede “The Race Card: Who Holds the Privileged Hand?” a conference on white privilege and race at Drake University on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The conference will feature both Drake faculty and student roundtable discussions, as well as workshops on racial topics and a keynote address by Peggy McIntosh, author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

For more information about the film or conference, contact Brittanie Pearson at brittanie.pearson@drake.edu.