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‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Film Screening – MN Peacebuilding Film Series
February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
*Due to concerns around COVID-19, Peacebuilding films will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants shortly before the film starts.
Inspiring and Instigating Timely Nonviolent Action
Join our local community for our monthly Peacebuilding Film Series! This event is free and open to the public.
This Month’s Feature Film: “John Lewis: Good Trouble”
An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.
*Please note: this film contains footage showing white supremacist violence and police brutality that may be disturbing.