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John Lewis: Good Trouble

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This month, remember the life and legacy of Representative John Lewis – Freedom Rider and Congressman, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and the conscience of a nation – who served the cause of social justice for decades, both as an elected representative and as a groundbreaking activist whose fervent belief in getting into “good trouble, necessary trouble” for the cause of racial equality changed our nation.

Join audiences from across the country for a nationwide watch of the riveting new documentary JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE followed by a live virtual panel on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. featuring the film’s director and civil rights advocates as they talk about Representative Lewis’s legacy of fearless protest and how we can keep his campaign for justice alive.

Rent the film directly from Magnolia Pictures anytime >> http://bit.ly/GoodTroubleDaytonLive

When renting the film through the special link, $5 of your $12 rental fee will be donated to Dayton Live.

This special rental of the documentary also includes two extra features: A film of an interview Congressman Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death earlier this year, as well as a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the documentary’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of Lewis’s fellow original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton.

Join the discussion September 21 at 7 p.m.>> http://bit.ly/GoodTroubleZoom

After screening the film, audiences are invited to join a live, interactive online panel discussion about Lewis’ history and impact on the social justice struggles of today on Sept. 21. Panelists include film director Dawn Porter; Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, N.J.; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project; and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, who worked extensively with Lewis to establish the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The online conversation and coordinated effort amongst the country’s performing arts centers is produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) of Newark, N.J. This event is part of NJPAC’s ongoing initiatives designed to offer both a greater understanding of current racial disparities and a forum for learning about the actions all citizens can take to advance the cause of equality.


September 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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OH United States