Tonight Texas Performing Arts is presenting a nationwide watch of the critically acclaimed documentary the life of Representative John Lewis—Freedom Rider and Congressman, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, and the conscience of a nation.

Join audiences from across the country for a nationwide watch and a panel featuring the film’s director and civil rights advocates as they talk about Representative Lewis’s legacy of fearless protest and how we can keep his campaign for justice alive.

First, rent the film directly from Magnolia Pictures here for $12. This rental allows you exclusive access to two other videos: Film of an interview Congressman Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death earlier this year, as well as a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the other original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton. Your rental also includes a $5 donation to Texas Performing Arts.

After you watch the film, tune in for the panel with director Dawn Porter, Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. U.S. Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker, will provide opening remarks.

When: Monday, September 21st

Time: live virtual panel at 6 p.m.

 

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.