Movie Night: \”Just Mercy\”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/26/2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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First Presbyterian Church

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The Matthew 25 Initiative Team of First Presbyterian Church Valparaiso invite you to a free screening of the film, “Just Mercy.”
Just Mercy is a 2019 biopic about the true story of Walter McMillian — played by Jamie Foxx — an African-American man convicted of the 1986 murder of a caucasian woman, and placed on death row, based entirely on the witness testimony of a convicted felon. Attorney Bryan Stevenson — played by Michael B. Jordan — takes McMillian’s case and files an appeal in 1989, hoping to get justice for this man who very clearly did not commit the crime of which he’d been convicted. Stevenson would later go on to found the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending mass incarceration and racial inequality.
Following the end of the film, there will be an open roundtable discussion on the film, racism in our community, and ways our congregation and the community can move towards positive change.