9:30 a.m. – Buses will depart Steward and travel to Short Pump Town Center.
10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Private screening of the newly released movie, Just Mercy, based on the highly-acclaimed book, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. This movie is rated PG-13.
12:30 p.m. – Buses depart Short Pump Town Center and return to Steward.
1-2 p.m. – Lunch (pizza provided) and “talk-back” opportunity following the screening. We are pleased to welcome Ashley Diaz Mejias as our facilitator for the lunch discussion. Ms. Mejias is the co-author of Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion. She will share her experiences working with the Richmond Community Bail Fund and connect the film to Richmond’s historical and present issues with incarceration and the presumption of innocence to citizens.
Registration is required. The movie screening is limited to the first 100 participants.
Virginia Commonwealth University will host several events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during their MLK Celebration Week. All events are free and open to the public.
While this programming is optional, we hope you will participate. Upper School students may attend the movie screening and luncheon on their own, but Middle School students must attend with a supervising adult. The movie screening is not recommended for Lower School students; however, the University of Richmond’s MLK Family Day is appropriate for all ages.