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 community members 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 #CommunityJustice Film Series is to provide avenues by which Richmonders can become active community members in a participatory democracy. 

the full schedule of films:

October 29, 2016 - Education

February 19, 2017 - Whole Body + Well-Being

May 17, 2017 - Public Safety

June 29, 2017 - #CommunityJustice Kick Back, screening of 13th by Ava Duvernay presented by Boaz & Ruth and Richmond Peace Education Center

August 17, 2017 - Housing 

November 12, 2017 - Transportation

February 17, 2018 - Job Creation + Wealth Building // Screening and discussion at Robinson Theatre, 2903 Q Street, RVA, 23223

February 24, 2018 #CommunityJustice Resource Fair Launch at the Richmond Public Library on Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

2019 - #CommunityJustice Conference