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We are honored to have the following guest speakers join us for the screening of "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" on July 9:

Attorney General BOB FERGUSON
Filmmaker ROBERT GREENWALD
Director of Common Cause Georgia AUNNA DENNIS

Everyone is invited to join us to learn about this important subject of voter suppression. See event details below in the "Upcoming Movies" section. 

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One of our long-time supporters is the film distributor
Media Education Foundation. Through the end of July, they are offering free streaming of a number of powerful anti-racism documentaries such as "I Am a Man," "White Like Me,"
"The Souls of Black Girls," "How Racism Harms White Americans" and more. Check them out here!

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Magic Lantern Theater, the venue where our Spokane Meaningful Movies group holds their in-person events, will have the film
"John Lewis: Good Trouble"
available on July 3rd on their website here.
It costs $12, with all proceeds going to the Spokane NAACP.

The film chronicles Lewis' 60+ years of social activism and legislative action. Following the film, there will be a 16-minute pre-recorded discussion between Rep. Lewis and Oprah Winfrey.

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UPCOMING MEANINGFUL MOVIES EVENTS

All our events are online so anyone can participate no matter where they live. Please forward this email to others you know who might be interested in these films and conversations.

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Online Discussion of "Selma"

Online Discussion of "Selma"

Wednesday | 7/1/2020 | 7:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights …

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Online Discussion of "Whose Streets?"

Online Discussion of "Whose Streets?"

Wednesday | 7/8/2020 | 7:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, "Whose Streets?" is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger …

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Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

"Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" - Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday | 7/9/2020 | 6:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

Attorney General BOB FERGUSON, Filmmaker ROBERT GREENWALD, and Director of Common Cause Georgia AUNNA DENNIS are our guest speakers for the screening of the film "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" on July 9.  Meaningful Movies Project and co-sponsors Fix Democracy First and Social Justice Film Festival & Institute invite you to come learn about the very important subject of voter suppression.  …

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Online Discussion of "I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America"

Online Discussion of "I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America"

Sunday | 7/12/2020 | 12:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

"I Am Not Your Negro" is an Oscar-nominated documentary that explores race in America using James Baldwin's own words and connects the past Civil Rights Movement to the present #BlackLivesMatter movement. Watch the film on Kanopy at home and join us for an online discussion with Lance Rhoades, Seattle-based film critic.  "I Am Not Your Negro"  is part of the program, Meaningful Movies Matinee, a social …

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Chehalis: A Watershed Moment

Chehalis: A Watershed Moment

Monday | 7/13/2020 | 6:30 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

Please join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend and special guest filmmaker Shane Anderson for an online screening of "Chehalis: A Watershed Moment." We'll watch the film together online via Zoom (registration details below) and have a Q&A session following the film. It's like the Meaningful Movies you're used to, but online! "Chehalis: A Watershed Moment" is a 60 minute documentary about …

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Activized

Activized

Wednesday | 7/15/2020 | 6:30 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

"Activized" (36 min.) follows the stories of seven ordinary Americans who, for the first time in their lives, have left their comfort zones and become involved in gun violence prevention, voting rights and immigrants’ rights. Interweaving their personal stories against the backdrop of the causes they fight for, we experience their motivations, successes and failures, their sacrifices, and victories. Above …

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Online Discussion of "Do Not Resist"

Online Discussion of "Do Not Resist"

Wednesday | 7/22/2020 | 7:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

An urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, "Do Not Resist" - the directorial debut of Detropia cinematographer Craig Atkinson - offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a …

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Thank You!

We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit (EIN 80-0782680) and are solely dependent on your donations. We are a predominantly volunteer-run organization, (only one part-time staff person); donations are needed to continue bringing you high-quality, relevant documentary films, AND to help us establish more venues so more people can participate. Thank you for any help you can provide!

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