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John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble film flyer

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).

Then, on Sunday, July 12 at 4:00 pm PDT, please join us for a panel discussion.  You’ll meet some of America’s most thoughtful activists, organizers, and artists.  They will participate in a 90-minute discussion and Q&A about the film and its lessons. The event is free but registration is required. Register here for the event  (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.


Allen Edson, President
Ron Matthews, 1st Vice President
Nicole Bernard, 2nd Vice President
Juanita West-Tillman, Secretary
Tommye Martin, Asst. Secretary

Allisonne Crawford
Alma Stokes
Dominick Correy
Florence Annang
Jacquelyne James
Jouslynn Griffin
Lynnette West-Cater
Mark Sutton
Prentist Deadrick
Rian Barrett
Sharon Strong
Shreen Young
Taylor Morton
Tisha Washington
Tommye Martin ​

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