Coos Bay, OR – In celebration of Black History Month, Southwestern Oregon Community College’s IDEA Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) is sponsoring a free showing of the film Malcolm X at the Egyptian Theatre, 229 S. Broadway, Coos Bay. The film will begin at 6 pm on February 22, 2024 with doors opening at 5:30 pm.

The critically acclaimed biography, directed by Spike Lee and featuring Denzel Washington’s Academy Award-nominated performance, shows the life of a man who played a central role in a time of significant social change. The film provides an excellent portrayal of an often-misunderstood leader in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement who has garnered both praise and fear in his time and beyond.

Although admission is free to anyone, money donations will be accepted and appreciated. Half of all donations for the film will go toward “THE SPOT,” Southwestern’s free student pantry where current students can get food, hygiene and personal care supplies, as well as additional resources, at no charge. Additional donations will go to the Egyptian Theatre.

Information on Southwestern’s programs and steps for admission to the College will also be available in the lobby of the theater from 5:30-6 pm.

For more information contact Forrest Akers, Assistant Director of International Recruitment, Admissions & Services, at 541-888-7185, forrest.akers@socc.edu.



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