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
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