John Lewis: Good Trouble AND OUR SPRING FUNDRAISER

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4:00 PM, Sunday, April 28, 2024 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

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Join Meaningful Movies Project for our SPRING FUNDRAISER along with Fix Democracy First as we proudly present an exclusive online screening of JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE by Dawn Porter. Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 28, at 4:00pm PST, as we embark on a journey towards positive societal change. JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE isn’t just a film; it’s a powerful call to action and a reminder why it’s important that we exercise our right to vote.

This film provides an intimate glimpse into the extraordinary life and enduring legacy of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis. Spanning over six decades of remarkable activism, the film portrays Lewis’s evolution from a bold teenager at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement to a formidable legislative force. It begins with Lewis’s courageous plea to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for assistance in integrating a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, a pivotal moment that cemented their close bond. From organizing Freedom Rides amidst violence and imprisonment to standing steadfastly at the forefront of historic marches in Washington and Selma, Lewis displayed resilience and determination. Throughout his journey, he championed the spirit of “good trouble,” inspiring fellow Americans to confront injustice fearlessly. As the film chronicles Lewis’s unparalleled commitment to justice and equality until his passing on July 17, 2020, it underscores his enduring message of hope and perseverance. 

Join us for the panel discussion after the film. 

Barbara Arnwine is the President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, an organization focused on systematic change that achieves racial justice, gender, economic and social justice and human rights. Ms. Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. She is also a founder of Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition.

 

Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins is a senior advisor with Raben, a public affairs and organizational consulting firm, where he uses his extensive political and ministerial experience to help advance the firm’s Faith Strategies Group. Prior to this position, Rev. Dr. Harkins was appointed by the Biden-Harris administration to serve as director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also currently serves on the board of Interfaith Alliance.

 

Cinthia Illan-Vazquez is the Executive Director at The Washington Bus, a movement building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across WA. Prior to joining the Bus, Cinthia was the Community Engagement Manager at the Center for Education Results where she led and supported various community engagement efforts and strategies. Cinthia also served as legislative assistant to current Speaker of the WA State House of Representatives Laurie Jinkins, and as a community organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition, an undocumented and youth-led advocacy organization.

 

Click here to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/864265149327?aff=oddtdtcreator

Cost: Free, but we gratefully welcome your generous donations, which play a vital role in covering the expenses while presenting the films we screen. Your support means the world to us!

 

About Our Partner:

 

Fix Democracy First Education Fund focuses on voter education, voter registration, outreach, and expanding civic participation across Washington state and beyond. We are dedicated to informing and educating the public about voting and democracy issues to increase civic engagement and participation.

 

Sponsors: Grateful to all of our Meaningful Movies Groups who are participating in this event.

Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 1 hour 36

Director: Dawn Porter

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  1. Dr E-K
    #1 Dr E-K 28 April, 2024, 16:08

    Trying for 15 minutes to get into the movie! I have 2 tickets now but no link! SO frustrating AGAIN!

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