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UHD Hosting MPAC Film Festival Oct. 11 - 13

This week, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will have some genuine star power as the 2018 MPAC Festival brings entertainers, elected officials and movie moguls to campus.

The event, presented by UHD’s Center for Critical Race Studies, runs Oct. 11 – 13 in various locations throughout the University. The event is free to members of the UHD community.

Scheduled guests include:

  • Comedienne Kiana Dancie 
  • Dish Nation host and radio personality HeadKrack
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • Houston City Council member Dwight Boykins
  • U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Texas Rep. Shawn Thierry

Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius will deliver the keynote address “A Conscious Conversation about Artists & Activism” at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium.

The MPAC Film Festival will screen works by rising filmmakers, feature an artist open mic lounge, monologue competition and vendors row. A complete schedule of festival events and guests is available on the festival’s website.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.