True Justice – Screening and Panel Discussion

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6:00 PM, Thursday, October 29, 2020
Location: Online Event (click for map)

Join us and the Northwest African American Museum, Kunhardt Films, ACLU WA, and others for a screening and discussion of “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.” The film follows 30 years of  Stevenson’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Told primarily in his own words, “True Justice” shares Stevenson’s experience with a criminal justice system that “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” The burden of facing this system is explored in candid interviews with associates at the Equal Justice Initiative, close family members, and clients.

This feature documentary focuses on Bryan Stevenson’s life and career—particularly his indictment of the U.S. criminal justice system for its role in codifying modern systemic racism—and tracks the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation and mass incarceration. The film also documents the monumental opening of EJI’s Legacy Museum and its National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which is dedicated to the more than 4,400 African American victims of lynching.

“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” reveals a history that can’t be forgotten in the pursuit of genuine justice.

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We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. After registering, you will receive a zoom link for the screening and panel discussion.

Special Guests: Northwest African American Museum, Kundhart Films, ACLU WA and others

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 56 min.

Director: Peter Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt, George Kunhardt

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