Symposium on Filmmaking, Education, and Public Policy

The DeVoe L. Moore Center is hosting its annual symposium with a focus on education reform.

The event features a screening and analysis of the 2019 film Miss Virginia, ​ directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna and executive produced by Nick Reid.

Based on a true story, ​Miss Virginia​ stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her 15-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, D.C. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don’t want change—from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord—Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had. 

The symposium will include the following sections, and each panel will be followed by a Q&A (PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH SECTION; A ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REGISTRATION)

  • Filmmaking and Storytelling Panel | 2:30 — 3:30PM | ​Registration link
    A discussion with Executive Producer Nick Reid and film Director Daniel Hanna about the creative process and how public policy influences filmmaking from a creative perspective. They will discuss how film and other creative projects are important vehicles for policy reform and nonpartisan discussions

  • Screening of ​Miss Virginia​ | 4:00 — 6:00PM | ​Registration link
    A live screening of ​Miss Virginia​, offered in-person at the FSU student theater (ASLC) and online via Zoom for virtual participants

  • Public Policy Panel on School Choice | 6:30 — 8:00PM |​ Registration link
    A collaborative conversation about education policy in Florida and the nation including leading policy experts

Dial-In Information

Please see description for individual registration links to each section of the symposium.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 2:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Special Events, Workshops & Seminars, Speakers & Lectures, Conferences, Webinars, Free to the Public

Departments Filters



Featured Events, UCFeatured


All Audiences
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
Contact Name:

Sam Staley

Contact Email

Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity