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Race to Justice Virtual Event
John Lewis: Good Trouble
Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Dawn Porter (2020/2021 Lectures)
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"An intimate and exceedingly timely portrait of Lewis that shows him as a tenacious fighter for a just cause, but also patient in the knowledge that the path to justice is long and never straight." San Francisco Chronicle
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic representative from Georgia and celebrates his 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Featuring both rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with the late congressman, Porter's film explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter's primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, congressional colleagues and other people who figured prominently in his life.
The film screening will be followed by a conversation with Dawn Porter and UCSB Film and Media Studies professor Cristina Venegas about Representative Lewis' legacy of fearless protest and how we can keep his campaign for justice alive.
Race to Justice Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners:
Department of Black Studies, Center for Black Studies Research, Division of Social Sciences, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Graduate Division, Bren School for Environmental Science & Management, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, MultiCultural Center, Carsey-Wolf Center, UCSB Library | UCSB Reads, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli
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