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When Liberty Burns: A Dudley Alexis Film Screening, Symposium & Community Access Weekend

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Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 4:00pm

Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater 819 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33136


In remembrance of George Floyd and countless others, the FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy will host free screenings of Dudley Alexis’ film “When Liberty Burns” at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater on May 15 and 16.

The film explores the life and legacy of Arthur McDuffie, whose death at the hands of police sparked the 1980 McDuffie riots in Miami. The event is free and open to the public, with pre-registration, and it will also feature a community access event prior to the film screenings from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (both days) with health and wellness screenings, vaccine education, and more. 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

A symposium featuring community leaders and experts will follow the 6:30 p.m. screening on May 15. Tickets are required and free. Capacity is limited. Face masks required. 

To select your showtime and redeem your tickets, please click here.

Event Type

Arts & Culture


Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students


film, FIU, FIU Foundation


Alumni Association
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