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“Just Mercy” Movie Discussion

February 21 · 6:30pm – 8:00pm (passcode: grace)

A powerful true story about the Equal Justice Initiative, the people we represent, and the importance of confronting injustice, Just Mercy is a bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson that has been adapted into a feature film. It is an American biographical legal drama film co-written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson. It tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. From the early days with a small staff facing the nation’s highest death sentencing and execution rates, through a successful campaign to challenge the cruel practice of sentencing children to die in prison, to revolutionary projects designed to confront Americans with our history of racial injustice.

Please join us for a facilitated discussion about the movie. We’ll gather in our virtual conversation hall on Zoom. There is no need to RSVP, just show up! If you’d like bonus points, ask a friend to watch the movie “with” you before the date and invite them to the discussion.

Due to copyright laws, we ask that you watch the movie ahead of time. The movie can be found on HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube and Google play.

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