National Writing Project and Kunhardt Film Foundation Present True Justice

June 17, 2020
By Educator Innovator

Join us for an educators’ screening of True Justice followed by a conversation with Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton, author of The Sun Does Shine

In collaboration with the Kunhardt Film Foundation, the National Writing Project is pleased to host a special online screening and discussion of True Justice (trailer) for educators.

A synchronous free online screening will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton, author of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality follows 30 years of the Equal Justice Initiative’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. The film won the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’s 26th annual Vision Award and the Peabody Award.

On June 25, join us for a viewing of the 52-minute educator version of the film created for classroom use, followed by a discussion of the film, the work it portrays, and how it might be used in classrooms.

Details

This 2-hour interactive virtual event will take place Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET. The event is open, but registration is required.

Register by June 23!

More About True Justice

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.