Movies on the Field at ASU to show 'Dune'

365 Community Union's Movies on the Field program will return this spring to Sun Devil Stadium; astronaut Cady Coleman to speak before movie

January 11, 2022

Movies on the Field presented by 365 Community Union will be showing the award-winning 2021 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 thought-provoking bestseller "Dune" on Friday, Jan. 21, to kick off the spring program, which will show a movie on the third Friday of each month at Sun Devil Stadium.

This event and future spring 2022 Movies on the Field events are complementary and open to the Arizona State University community and the general public.  Dune (2021) movie promo

The movie will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Guests should bring their blankets, family and friends along to enjoy "Dune" under the stars and on one of the biggest screens in Tempe. RSVP here.

The "Dune" event is presented in partnership with ASU’s Interplanetary Initiative, which creates private-public partnerships and drives a positive human space future for exploration by finding the key needs and filling them with interdisciplinary teams.

Arrive early to hear from former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Catherine “Cady” Coleman, as she answers attendee questions about space exploration, living on Mars and taking trips to other galaxies. Coleman is ASU’s Global Explorer in Residence, professor of practice in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and co-host of Interplanetary Initiative’s podcast, "Mission: Interplanetary." She has logged more than 180 days in space, including two space shuttle missions and a six-month expedition to the International Space Station, where she acted as the lead robotics and lead science officer. Attendees can submit questions online prior to the film screening to be answered at the event. 

In addition to the pre-show Q&A, Interplanetary Initiative and the School of Earth and Space Exploration will be at the south plaza as attendees arrive to lead family-friendly interactive activities.

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Savannah Stratman

Marketing and programming coordinator, ASU Cultural Affairs

MLK Day Lecture to focus on legacy of racism in America

Lara Bazelon and Jason Riley to discuss systemic racism Jan. 18

January 11, 2022

What do we mean when we use the term “systemic racism," and how does it differ from individual prejudice and legal discrimination? Do we oversimplify societal challenges by attributing all inequities to racism? 

This will be the topic of the conversation between Lara Bazelon and Jason Riley during the 2022 annual MLK Day Lecture, co-sponsored by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The lecture will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the Memorial Union (Ventana Room) on Arizona State University's Tempe campus. Lara Bazelon and Jason Riley will discuss systemic racism in an MLK lecture at ASU on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Download Full Image

Bazelon is a professor of law and the director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the Racial Justice clinical programs at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a Wall Street Journal opinion columnist.

This event is also the second lecture in the "Can We Talk Honestly About Race" series and part of the Civic Discourse Project (2021-2022): Renewing America’s Civic Compact.

The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Registration is available here

Marcia Paterman Brookey

Manager of marketing and communications, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership