MEDIA ADVISORY: You are invited to cover King Convocation, film screenings

Keith Beauchamp, the filmmaker drawing acclaim for The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of the national advocacy group PolicyLink, will speak at UCSC's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation at 7 p.m. February 28. In addition, Beauchamp will be hosting two screenings of the film to which you are also invited.

When: Convocation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28; screenings on Feb. 27 and 28

Where: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz

Background: Beauchamp will introduce his 70-minute film and answer questions afterward from the media and the public at two free public screenings, one on campus and one in downtown Santa Cruz. The on-campus screening will be at 7 p.m. February 27 in the UC Santa Cruz Media Theater. The downtown showing will be at noon on February 28, the day of the convocation, at the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz.

Please note: Members of the public should call (831) 459-5003 for tickets for priority seating; members of the news media should contact Louise Donahue at (831) 459-5312.

Angela Glover Blackwell's wide-ranging PolicyLink organization has been active in the post-Hurricane Katrina rebuilding effort, stressing the importance of involving evacuees and residents in the rebuilding. At no charge, PolicyLink is consulting with the Louisiana Recovery Authority on housing and other rebuilding issues, and developing a media and communications strategy to connect displaced residents to services and information. The organization, with the motto of "Lifting Up What Works," collaborates with partners on topics as varied as equitable development and community strategies to improve health.

The press release announcing the event is available at: