Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee spoke to a full house on Friday, Feb. 24 for the fifth annual S.H.O.U.T. keynote address. S.H.O.U.T. stands for Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together and this year’s theme is Take Charge, Make Change, an apt mantra for Lee, whose work is celebrated for its social consciousness and drawing attention to issues of race, in particular.
In his speech, he told an avid audience about how film found him, made many references to the Knicks, and encouraged students to find what they love and pursue it without inhibition.
Lee came to campus via the efforts of the Pugh Community Board (PCB), who for the past five years have brought stand-out speakers such as Eve Ensler and Junot Diaz.
A full report will appear in this week's Echo. Pick it up around campus or check our site Wednesday.