Hosted by The Africa Center
Sep 1, 7:00 PM EDT
The Africa Center
1280 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10029
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About the event
The Africa Center is hosting an outdoor film screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by Dawn Porter. We are presenting this timely film to inspire and encourage our community to exercise their right to vote early and on November 3rd.As an introduction to the program, The Africa Center’s CEO, Uzodinma Iweala will discuss the film’s relevance to current social and political movements and other forms of civic engagement in communities across the United States.Please note that we will be implementing social distancing measures by asking you to maintain 6 feet distance between you and those who are not attending the screening with you. Masks are required to enter the screening area so please don’t forget to come wearing yours. We’ll have 70 chairs available for guests to use on a first come first serve basis but we welcome you bringing your own. Food and drinks are also welcome but we ask that you take any trash with you to keep our plaza clean.
About the film
The timely biopic focuses on John Lewis’ longstanding prominence as a civil rights champion and his continuing crusade for racial and social equality. The documentary illuminates the 80-year-old Congressman’s life as it chronicles the moments on the extraordinary journey that have shaped his place in history and make him such a galvanizing figure today as protests circle the globe.
Eric Holder, Beto O'Rourke, John Lewis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jamila Thompson, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Xernona Clayton, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Clinton, Cory Booker, Ilhan Omar, Stacey Abrams, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hillary Clinton
About the space
The Africa Center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its Diaspora and the role of people of African descent in the world. Serving as the hub for the exchange of ideas around culture, business, and policy related to the continent, and in the spirit of collaboration and engagement with individuals and institutions who share the Center’s values, The Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, and advances thought and action around Africa’s global influence and impact on our collective and shared futures. This mission is guided by a leadership team that includes Board Co-Chairs Chelsea Clinton and Hadeel Ibrahim, Board President Halima Aliko Dangote, and CEO Uzodinma Iweala.