“Slavery Didn’t End, It Just Evolved” Multimedia Presentation

February 28, 2020 North Chelmsford Free
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Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan in “Just Mercy” (Courtesy photo: Jake Netter/Warner Bros)
Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan in “Just Mercy” (Courtesy photo: Jake Netter/Warner Bros)

Attorney Bryan Stevenson has spent his entire career standing up for the rights of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He is the recipient of 40 honorary doctoral degrees, the author of “Just Mercy” and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. But more importantly, Stevenson has gotten over 140 people off of death row in a number of states and helped countless others who were wrongly convicted. He has also been a tireless advocate of ending life without parole sentences for juveniles and mass incarceration of African Americans.

One of Stevenson’s most visible undertakings has been his effort to get people to face the history of discrimination in our country and how that history has led the United States to incarcerate 25% of the world’s prisoners while we are only 5% of the world population. That history has gone through four phases: slavery, lynching, Jim Crow segregation and now mass incarceration. Stevenson’s perspective on these phases has led him to conclude that, “Slavery didn’t end, it just evolved.”

This multimedia presentation will touch on each of the four phases to provide background for Congregation Shalom’s civil rights journey to Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma. Join us for this educational experience and pizza following our Sunset Shabbat service, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP appreciated but not necessary.

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When
Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
Congregation Shalom
87 Richardson Rd
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
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