Get In the Way: The Journey of John Lewis

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

john-lewis“Sometimes you have to disturb people’s sense of tranquility and create a little noise,” according to Congressman John Lewis.  This documentary, which began production 20 years ago, shows the lasting influences on Lewis’s commitment to social justice, human rights, and civil rights. His leadership at the age of 23 in 1963 inspired the activism of some of today’s key figures, including Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League (NYUL). Following the screening, Rice will be in conversation with the next generation of organizers and activists. Co-presented with the New York Urban League. @SchomburgCenter #GetInTheWay.

COST: FREE. First come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Guests: Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/02/15/films-schomburg-get-way-journey-john-lewis

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street New York NY 10037 US

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