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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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.