Eugene Jarecki World View Lecture & Conversation in RCAH Theater

September 16, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, public thinker, and author Eugene Jarecki will be the featured guest in the World View Lecture series. The event is ticketed, but a limited number of free tickets are available to MSU students, faculty, and staff. The public presentation of Eugene Jarecki is free to MSU faculty, staff and students. You must show your MSU ID at the Wharton Center box office to receive a maximum of two free tickets.

Prior to his World View Lecture, Eugene Jarecki will meet in the RCAH Theater from 3 to 4 p.m. with students, faculty, and staff for a discussion of his work, including the recent documentary "The House I Live In." All MSU students are invited to join us for this conversation.

MSU UAB is hosting two screenings of "The House I Live In" in 122B Wells Hall:

  • September 11, 7 p.m.
  • September 13, 7 p.m.

The World View Lecture Series is made possible in part by the MSU Office of the President. This presentation is presented in partnership with Wharton Center and the One Book, One Community program, and is generously supported by Broad College of Business; College of Natural Science; Honors College; Residential College in the Arts and Humanities; and University Outreach and Engagement.

About the Filmmaker

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki co-wrote and directed the 2012 award-winning documentary, “The House I Live In,” focusing his lens on the tragic and costly impact of the U.S. war on drugs and human rights ramifications. Through the testimony of police officers, inmates and judges, Jarecki demonstrates that taxpayer’s massive financial investment in fighting drugs has primarily incarcerated poor people and failed to end drug use. The film implies that police and courts are under increasing pressure to meet quotas for arrests and convictions in order to fill jails and keep state and federal money flowing.

Jarecki has produced numerous award-winning documentaries, but described “The House I Live In” as his life’s calling and a call for action to a nation that is unaware or indifferent to the war on drugs.

“The House I Live In" is available on DVD and can be watched instantly on Netflix.

Visit the One Book One Community site for additional information.

 

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