Feb. 18: Screening of Documentary Film ‘The Weight of the Crown’ on Minnesota State Mankato Alumnus Arik Matson

Sunday, February 18, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
A 3 p.m. meet and greet with Matson will be held before the film.

Mankato, Minn. – A free public screening of the documentary film “The Weight of the Crown,” which tells the story of Arik Matson, who was shot in the head in 2020 while serving on duty as a Waseca, Minnesota, police officer, will be shown Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Ostrander Auditorium (located in Centennial Student Union).

A meet and greet with Matson, a Minnesota State Mankato alumnus, will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the film screening. A trailer for the 65-minute documentary is available on YouTube.

Free-will donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to the Hometown Hero Outdoors organization.

For more information, please contact Sandi Schnorenberg, director of university security at Minnesota State Mankato, by email at sandi.schnorenberg@mnsu.edu or by phone at 507-389-6849.

The event is sponsored by the Office of University Security at Minnesota State Mankato as well as the Mankato Department of Public Safety.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.


Sandi Schnorenberg