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“John Lewis: Good Trouble” Dinner and a Movie, Feb. 20

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John lewisJoin the Center for Civic Justice at a special screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble on Tuesday, February 20, from 7 to 9 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom B.

The film, presented as part of Stony Brook University’s Black History Month celebration, is an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career.

After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round-trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.

The film explores the Georgia representative’s 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, healthcare reform and immigration.

The first 50 students get a free dinner box featuring a Black History Month special menu and giveaways.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Civic Justice in collaboration with Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement (DICE), and the Stony Brook History Club.

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