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Athens Screening of FX Special “Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year”
September 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Peabody will host a screening of FX’s Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year, a one-hour telecast featuring Hasan Minhaj and fellow Peabody winners discussing critical social issues, on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Ciné on 234 Hancock Ave. The event will include a question-and-answer session with Monica Kaufman Pearson, current member of the Peabody Board of Jurors, retired anchor for WSB-TV, and University of Georgia graduate. The Peabody Awards are based out of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year focuses on award-winning diverse narratives that tackle pressing social issues. Moderated by Minhaj, the roundtable discussion intertwines thought-provoking conversations about race, the LGBTQ+ experience, the impact of the #MeToo movement, and journalistic integrity with footage from the 78th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony in May.
In addition to two-time Peabody Award-winner Minhaj, who was honored for Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj as well as his previous recognition for Homecoming King, the candid conversation includes the powerful voices of participants who were selected for their groundbreaking and visionary work:
- Steven Canals, co-creator, executive producer and writer of FX’s Pose.
- Paula Lavigne, ESPN investigative reporter for Spartan Silence: Crisis at Michigan State.
- Terence Nance, filmmaker and creator of HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness.
- Tracy Heather Strain, director and writer of the PBS/WNET documentary Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Peabody at 706.542.3787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.