How can we build a collective movement toward community justice?
— Lillie A. Estes

The Community Justice Film Series began with a simple question: how can everyday citizens activate our neighbors to engage in the process of community justice? 

The Community Justice Film Series uses film as a catalyst to gather our community(ies) and engage in active, forward-thinking dialogue around six themes of community justice: Education, Whole Body + Well Being, Public Safety, Housing, Transportation, and Job Creation + Wealth Building.

The general concept begins with small coalitions organizing six short film screenings. Each screening will include a dialogue focused on next steps so we can activate our networks to better our communities. The process is flexible to the needs of each coalition in order to best maximize community results, but the central idea remains strong, “how can we build a collective movement toward
community justice?”

By organizing and activating the organizations and community leaders working at the forefront of this work, the goal of the Community Justice Film Series is to provide avenues by which Richmonders can become active citizens in a participatory democracy. 

the full schedule of films:

October, 2016 - Education

February 17, 2017 - Whole Body + Well-Being

May 17, 2017 - Public Safety

June 29 - Community Justice Kick Back, screening of 13th by Ava Duvernay presented by Boaz & Ruth and Richmond Peace Education Center

August 17, 2017 - Housing 

November 17, 2017 - Transportation // Screening and discussion at United Steelworks of America Union Hall Local 400, 185 E. Belt Blvd.

February 17, 2018 - Job Creation + Wealth Building

May, 2018 - Community Justice Conference