Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, Screening and Panel Discussion
October 29 @ 6pm (PT)
Join representatives from the Meaningful Movies Project, Northwest African American Museum, Kunhardt Films, ACLU WA, the Sociology Department of the University of Washington, and the Loren Miller Bar Association for a screening and meaningful 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.
Cost: Screenings are free; MMP gratefully accepts donations to help offset the costs of presenting films. After registering, you will receive a zoom webinar link for the screening and panel discussion. Future reminders for the event will also include the Zoom link.
Also, some computers have firewalls which could prevent your access to Zoom. Please make sure and test that you can access the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/test Depending on your computer setup you may want to install Zoom to access the webinar.
Watch the film trailer here.
NOTE: The Right Livelihood Foundation (known as the “alternative Nobel Prize”) just announced their 2020 laureates and Bryan Stevenson is one of the four to be honored! — “for his inspiring endeavor to reform the US criminal justice system and advance racial reconciliation in the face of historic trauma.”