On Monday, M.I.A. (Men In Action) had its first event of Black History Month. We began with the airing of American Violet. The movie deals with an African American, Dee Roberts, who is wrongly accused of selling cocaine in a school zone. Dee spends 21 days in jail away from her four daughters with the possible outcome of becoming a convicted felon and losing all that she has. Furious about what is happening in her life, Dee, with help from the ACLU, decides to fight the district attorney and the unyielding criminal justice system. If you have never watched this movie, I highly recommend it. It's a powerful and inspiring movie.
We are very excited in M.I.A. because this is our first year as an official organization at BW. We are working to branch out and begin to make a mark on campus and in the community. M.I.A. as well as many other organizations such as P.O.C.U. (People of Color United) and B.S.A. (Black Student Alliance) have many events planned for Black History Month - all of which are available to the public. This is such an exciting time for BW!!