Injustice, racism focus of movie being shown free Thursday evening

A free movie night for members of the Ripon College community only will begin at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Great Hall of Harwood Memorial Union. It will feature the 2019 film “Just Mercy.” The free showing is scheduled ahead of the virtual Freeland Film Festival of Green Lake and is co-sponsored by the festival, the Center for Politics and the People, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Campus Christian Fellowship.

“Just Mercy” is a powerful, thought-provoking true story about the importance of confronting injustice, based on a bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson. A lawyer confronts a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for inmates wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation because the system was stacked against them.

To meet campus safety guidelines related to coronavirus, attendance will be limited to the first 80 people.

The virtual Freeland Film Festival, featuring inspiring films, runs from Sept. 11-15. More information, including details about discounted film festival passes for students, is available at freelandfilmfest.org.


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