I believe we're all more than the worst thing we've ever done."
- Bryan Stevenson
The resources for True Justice are a tool for classrooms and communities to facilitate screening events, discuss the mission and work of the Equal Justice Initiative, and to be inspired to take action. The Screening Guide is structured to help audiences answer Bryan Stevenson and EJI’s call to engage with the hard truths of our past in order to move forward into a different and better future. The goal of this kind of film engagement is to enable groups to:
*Reflect on America's history of racial inequality, and how this history has shaped our personal understandings of race.
*Identify the false narratives from previous historical eras that have legitimized or sustained unjust policies and practices.
*Use this learning to explore how this history can help reveal the false narratives — often unspoken — that shape our culture, policies, and communities today.
*Develop ideas for confronting the history of racial inequality in America and take meaningful steps in the process of truth and reconciliation.
Six classroom lessons teach about Bryan Stevenson's personal story, and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative to create greater fairness in the criminal justice system and confront the narrative of racial difference. Lessons include film and interview segments, with the option to use them with viewing True Justice.
A selection of interviews collected during the production of True Justice offer a range of perspectives on the work of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative from friends and colleagues.