September 21, 2018  

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Student Featured in Major Film to present at Sept. 16 University Forum

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Julian Walker

University of Southern Mississippi student Julian Walker, featured alongside Oscar winning actress Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington in the movie “Blackbird,” is the guest speaker at University Forum Tuesday, Sept. 16. His presentation will be held in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom II at 6:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus, and admission is free.

Walker attended Hinds Community College in his hometown of Jackson, Miss. where he received his associate’s degree. In Jan. 2013 he made Southern Miss his college home, where he studies theater and media production. “Blackbird,” a coming-of-age story, explores homosexuality, race and religion in a Southern Christian community. The movie premiered earlier this year to critical acclaim, and has been featured at several national and international film festivals.

For more information on this event, contact the Southern Miss Honors College at 601.266.4533.