Peace and Justice screens ‘Stay Woke’

Feb 07, 2019

Belfast — In honor of Black History Month, the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County will show the film "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement" (2016, USA) Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Dubbed the new civil rights movement, #BlackLivesMatter launched a transformative grassroots movement that moved from social media to the streets across America. As news and images of the senseless deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and others spread online, a new generation of civil rights activists came together demanding institutional change.

This BET film offers the real story of brave young people who have found their voice to lead a powerful social movement. The evolution of the BLM movement is told through first person accounts of local activists, protestors, scholars, journalists and others. Jesse Williams is the executive producer and Laurens Grant producer and director.

There will be discussion after the program. For more information, 338-5089.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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