Please join Democrats Abroad Toronto on Juneteenth for discussion and a virtual movie screening of Just Mercy .
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865--the day that Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to slaves in Texas, the last Confederate state to announce the proclamation.
Just Mercy depicts Bryan Stevenson's founding of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama, an organization which still works to free death row inmates and combat racial injustice throughout institutions of power, and examines the systemic racism that plagues our criminal justice system. **Members will be screening the film individually on their own devices. See here where you can access it for free this month.**
We look forward to watching this important film with you and considering what we can all do to fight systemic racism every day.
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