AT&T Performing Arts Center presents John Lewis: Good Trouble
Remember the life and legacy of Representative John Lewis - Freedom Rider and Congressman, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and the conscience of a nation - who served the cause of social justice for decades, both as an elected representative and as a groundbreaking activist whose fervent belief in getting into “good trouble, necessary trouble” for the cause of racial equality changed the nation.
Viewers can join audiences from across the country for a nationwide watch of the new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, followed by a live virtual panel on Monday, September 21 at 7 pm featuring the film’s director and civil rights advocates as they talk about Representative Lewis’s legacy of fearless protest and how we can keep his campaign for justice alive.
Viewers are encouraged to rent the film directly from Magnolia Pictures ($12), which gives viewers exclusive access to two other videos: Film of an interview Congressman Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death earlier this year, as well as a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the other original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton.
The live virtual panel will include director Dawn Porter; Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project; and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, will provide opening remarks.