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Nathan Lane, Octavia Spencer, Dustin Lance Black talk prejudice

January 25, 2012 |  5:14 pm

Dustin Lance Black is good at telling other people’s stories. The Oscar-winner penned the scripts for “Milk” and "J. Edgar," as well as "8,” an upcoming play that dramatizes the Prop 8 legal battle.

The screenwriter will share a story from his own life as part of “A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power” Feb. 15 at the Pacific Design Center. Black and four other storytellers, including Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer, will tell a 10-minute true tale about discrimination turned self-discovery at the invite-only event, which also will feature host Nathan Lane and a performance by John Legend.

The event is part of the USA Network's Characters Unite campaign, which aims to combat prejudice through live storytelling events and public service announcements and was created in partnership with the Moth, a nonprofit storytelling organization.


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Photo: Dustin Lance Black. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associate Press