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Maupintown Film Festival Preview 07-09-2018

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Lorenzo Dickerson Lorenzo Dickerson
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville is hosting an event showcasing creativity and diversity.

The Maupintown Film Festival is set to begin Friday, July 13. It highlights issues on a local and a national level.

Mayor Nikuyah Walker and former-Mayor Charles Barbour are scheduled to host a discussion about the changing attitudes of race over time in Charlottesville on Saturday, July 14.

"What we really want to do is to bring a greater understanding of African-American history and culture, of the stories of experiences of African-American people, but before we can create that understanding we have to create awareness," said Maupintown Film Festival Director Lorenzo Dickerson.

Tickets for the free event can be found at the festival’s website.