Join us for a screening of Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis.
In 1965, the historic Selma March known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. John Lewis—now a revered U.S. Congressman, then a young student—co-led hundreds of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. This is the first biographical film about Lewis, a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his determined fight for justice.
Following the film, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will address the audience as our featured speaker.
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is in her fourteenth term representing the District of Columbia. Her work for D.C. statehood continues her lifelong struggle for universal human and civil rights. Before her congressional service, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to serve as the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and two New York City mayors appointed her as the first woman to chair the New York City Human Rights Commission. Her work as a civil rights activist began in her student days with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi and on the staff of the March on Washington, and continued as a lawyer representing African Americans and women who broke barriers.
Race, History, and Community: A Series Focusing on Race and Justice in America
The Edlavitch DCJCC, in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Anti Defamation League (ADL), the Adas Israel Congregation Racial Justice Working Group, and Sixth & I, presents a three-part program series focusing on education, community building and dialogue around issues of race in America. The film is is the second part in our program series.