NEW ORLEANS, LA – September 4, 2013 – To harness the emotions and conversations spurred by the popular movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” the Student Government Association at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is hosting “The Butler: The Movie and The Conversation” on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
The event will start at 11 a.m. with a special screening of the movie at AMC Westbank Palace 16, 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058. Following the movie, the group of 400 movie-goers will gather on SUNO’s campus for a facilitated discussion, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria located at 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126.
Former Louisiana State Senator Diane Bajoie and Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, former national president of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, will facilitate the discussion, which will cover such topics as forgiveness, love, parental conflict, peer pressure, infidelity, civil rights struggles and links to current events. NBA player Greg K. Monroe, a center for the Detroit Pistons who grew up in the New Orleans area, also is expected to attend.
Several local groups and SUNO departments donated tickets to give as many local youth as possible the opportunity to see the movie and participate in the discussion. The sponsors are Baptist Collegiate Ministry, B & Lil D Trucking, Change Dotcom, Come Into The Light Ministries, SUNO Disabled Student Services, Greg K. Monroe Foundation, Helen Cox High School, Honda Quiz Bowl, Landry-Walker High School, New Homes Baptist Church, The Honoré Center for Undergraduate Achievement, Olive Branch Baptist Church, Rhodes Funeral Homes, Sodexo, St. John Baptist Church Plaquemines Parish, Theta Blakes, Upward Bound and Veterans Affairs.
For ticket information, call 504-286-5395.