John Lewis: Good Trouble
In these troubled times, we all need inspiration and hope. That’s why we’re pleased to offer you an opportunity to watch the new theatrical documentary film, “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” about the legendary activist and civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis. Then, join us for a thought-provoking interactive panel discussion on Sunday, July 12 about the lessons that we can apply now from Lewis’ remarkable life.
View “John Lewis: Good Trouble” at your convenience between July 4 and July 11, in anticipation of the July 12 webinar. The cost per household of $12 gives you access to the documentary. Watch the film here (You may have to hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and click to get to the website).
The panel includes:
- the film’s director Dawn Porter
- the film’s producer Laura Michalchyshyn
- Heather Booth, a legendary organizer who participated in the Mississippi Freedom Summer project, served as training director for the Democratic National Committee, was director of the NAACP’s voter registration and turnout project, and was the lead organizer for the successful campaign to get bank reform legislation passed in Congress.
- Jessica Pierce, who has worked as the NAACP’s national training director, as organizing director of the United States Student Association, as national chair of Black Youth Project 100, and as a leader of Generation Vote, a national campaign to build a voting bloc of young people
- And moderator, long-time activist Peter Dreier, Professor of Politics at Occidental College, author of “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame,” and contributor to The Nation, American Prospect, Teen Vogue, Dissent, and other publications
Note: It is not necessary to watch the documentary in advance of the panel, but the experience of the film will add to your appreciation of the discussion.
This event is cosponsored by Magnolia Films and the Social Justice Committee of the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center.