“American Son” (2019) Film Screening and Critical Dialogue


Thursday, February 13, 2020


4:30pm - 8:00pm


Room 1240/50, 426 NIB


The School of Nursing will host a film screening and critical dialogue about recently released film “American Son.”  American Son is a drama starring Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee. Based on the Broadway play of the same name, the film follows an estranged couple who reunite in a Florida police station to help find their missing teenage son. The dialogue will focus on ways the film interprets and represents the lived experiences of systemic health inequality by marginalized communities. Dinner will be provided. Panelists will include a former deputy warden, a parent, a former inmate, a magistrate, a criminal defense lawyer and faculty from the UM School of Nursing.

So that we may have an accurate count for dinner, please register for the event here,

or at sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/22405.

Thursday February 13, from 4:45-8:00 pm:

4:45 pm Dinner

5:00 pm Film Screening

6:45 pm – 8:00 pm Panel Discussion. This event will have a Blue jeans option to allow virtual participation in the discussion:  https://bluejeans.com/300988520  | 1.888.240.2560 – meeting ID# 300 988 520

Special thanks to the Rackham Faculty Allies Grant for providing funding for this opportunity.