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Black Lives Matter Film Series: Just Mercy
Friday, July 17 @ 6:00 pm
Sanctuary United Church of Christ and Hillside Community Church present a virtual screening and discussion of the film “Just Mercy.” It tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. The film is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Stevenson.
Please note: Given the uncertainty with COVID-19 infection rates and the growing concern this week that the rate is on the rise nationwide, and the potential for thunderstorms, this program will take place only on Zoom (no outdoor movie showing, as originally scheduled). Access to the film will be required at home; it can be viewed on Amazon Prime.
There also will be a gathering time on Zoom — access to Netflix or Amazon will be needed to watch the film at home — and a return to Zoom for breakout conversations to happen concurrently with conversations happening in the outdoor space.
Advance registration is required and can be done via the Sanctuary UCC website, https://sanctuaryucc.org/. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.
The Black Lives Matter films will deconstruct and frame an understanding of the inherent power structures in America and the effects this debilitating system has on communities and people of color.