The Center for Social Justice and Healing along with the G’Life Social Justice and Public Advocacy Institute are co-sponsoring a viewing of Ava Du Vernay’s series “When They See Us.” The series focuses on the lives of Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, and Raymond Santana who New York City prosecutors falsely convicted of rape in the 1989 Central Park Jogger case. They will show the film in four-part on consecutive Wednesday nights starting July 10 and ending July 31, 2019. We will hold the event at Gifts of Life Ministries, located 3381 Raliegh-Millington Road in Memphis, Tennessee. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and the viewing starts at 6pm. After the viewing, a discussion will follow facilitated by Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson and Trella Thomas. This is a free event and opened to the public.
Rev. Dr. Bowyer Freeman, Senior Pastor, New St. Mark Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland (July 10)
A. Melissa Boyd, Esq., Senior Partner, Boyd Law Firm (July 17)
Dr. Sylverna Ford, Professor, University Libraries, University of Memphis (July 17)
Dr. Idia Thurston, Associate Professor of Psychology and Past Director of the Center for Social Justice and Healing, University of Memphis (July 24th)
Dr. Terrance Tucker, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of African American Literature, University of Memphis (July 24)
Rev. Thomas Fuerst, Lead Pastor and Instigator, Bluff City Church and Graduate Student, Department of Communication, University of Memphis (July 31)
Rev. Dianna Watkins-Dickerson, United States Air Force Chaplain and Graduate Student, Department of Communication, University of Memphis (July 31)