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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.