The Hate U Give – #SponsorAStudent
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.
Here’s where you come in:
The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals (LAULYP) along with the Tau Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. are hosting the initiative #SponsorAStudent for high school students in the LA/Inglewood area to see the film ‘The Hate U Give’ free of charge.#SponsorAStudent grants individuals who want to give back a tangible opportunity to do so. A $10 donation will sponsor free movie admission for one student. (Please sponsor as many students as you wish!)
The Hate U Give will be screened privately for the high school students at a Cinemark theater and will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A led by LAULYP, public defendants from the organization Black Women Lawyers (BWL), and law enforcement.
(When you contribute, please provide an email address to receive a tax write off slip from LAULYP)