TPAC presents

John Lewis: Good Trouble

A young John Lewis stands in a white suit in front of a blue background with the words Good Trouble on a plaque around his neck

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DATE: September 21

COST: $12.00


Live panel will stream on Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. CST. Film and video content available to stream now.

Panel Discussion is produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Celebrate an icon who spent his life getting into Good Trouble! This month, remember the life and legacy of Rep. John Lewis – Freedom Rider and Congressman, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, and the conscience of a nation – who served the cause of social justice for decades, both as an elected representative and as a groundbreaking activist whose fervent belief in getting into “good trouble, necessary trouble” for the cause of racial equality changed our nation.

Join audiences from across the country for a nationwide watch of the riveting new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble followed by a live virtual panel on Monday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. ET featuring the film’s director and civil rights advocates as they talk about Representative Lewis’s legacy of fearless protest and how we can keep his campaign for justice alive.

First, unlock access to the film directly from Magnolia Pictures at the link below for $12. This rental allows you exclusive access to two other videos: Film of an interview Rep. Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death earlier this year, as well as a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the other original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton. Your rental also includes a $5 donation to Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Learn more about other ways you can support TPAC.

Then, on Monday, September 21, join a live virtual panel with director Dawn Porter; Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project; and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. US Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker, will provide opening remarks. Register for the Zoom discussion at the link provided. (The interactive Zoom panel is limited to 10,000 participants. If the panel is full, you can still watch the discussion on TPAC’s Facebook page.)