True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality w/ Q&A **New Date Coming Soon**
April 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM
In the last half-century, America has become the nation with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, authorized the execution of hundreds of condemned prisoners and continued to struggle to recover from a long history of racial injustice.
For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s FIght for Equality follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country, challenging viewers to confront it. True Justice was produced and directed by Kunhardt Films.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The Peekskill Area NAACP is an organization with a goal to bring about effective change. Reestablished in 2015, we advocate for black and brown people providing resources for our community. The advocacy efforts are centered around Education, Criminal Justice, Health, Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Youth Engagement and Environmental Justice. Please visit our branch page to join us and learn more: www.peekskillnaacp.org/
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This event is presented, in partnership, by RevHERlutionary, The Peekskill NAACP, the Kunhardt Film Foundation, and Paramount Hudson Valley Arts.
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