The "Brighter STAR" Charity Film Screening & Art Auction



A film by Ray Santisteban – The brief and powerful history and legacy of the groundbreaking Chicago multi-ethnic coalition that so poignantly informs the work that is happening right now in Georgia! 

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Date And Time

Sat, December 14, 2019

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

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Atlanta Shambhala Meditation Center

1447 Church St.

Decatur, GA 30030

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Bid on Artwork TODAY by renowned Civil Rights Attorney Andrew Sheldon!

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Announcement of Highest Bidders will take place on December 14th

Your Small $10 minimum donation through getting a ticket(s) and your bidding on Art will Immediately benefit:

  • YOUTH – To Build our Youth Activism Internship Program and Scholarship Fund.
  • COALITION – To Continue our Expert Support to the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Coalition Partners – the Dekalb Remembrance Project (DRP) of the Dekalb NAACP and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition (FCRC).
  • COMMEMORATION – To Conduct a robust remembrance effort for the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot Massacre.
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YOUTH – You are helping to Build our Youth Activism Internship Program and Scholarship Fund.
Sue Gilman, Director, Atlanta Shambala Center – Dekalb Remembrance Coalition
COALITION – You are helping to Continue our Expert Support to the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Coalition Partners – the Dekalb Remembrance Project (DRP) of the Dekalb NAACP and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition (FCRC).
COMMEMORATION – You are helping us to Conduct a robust remembrance effort for the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot Massacre.


STAR Co-Hosting October 9th Screening of the Racial Truth Documentary “ALWAYS IN SEASON”

You are invited to the theatrical run of Always in Season, winner of the Sundance Jury Prize for Moral Urgency, opening this Friday 10/4 and playing through 10/10 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta. STAR’s co-hosted screening day is 10/9.

Always in Season explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans as it connects with racial violence from the past to the present with the case of a Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African American who was found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014. Lennon’s mother, Claudia, believes he was lynched, and is determined to find answers. Narration is done by Danny Glover, with an appearance by Bryan Stevenson and participation by Sherrylin Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

STAR (Southern Truth And Reconciliation) and community partners will co-host the Wednesday, October 9th, 4:30 pm screening and the short, 30-minute 6:00 pm post-screening Q&A with director Jacqueline Olive at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE. 

The organizations co-hosting the screening in partnership with STAR will be the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition (FCRC), the NAACP Dekalb Remembrance Project (DRP)Compassionate AtlantaFaith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, the Shambala Meditation Center of Atlanta, and the Organization to Commemorate Enslaved African Americans (OCEANS). 

All are welcome to join for an engaged conversation around the legacy of lynching and the ongoing work around issues of reparations, healing, and racial justice which will be the theme for this evening. Rev. Trent Frank of STAR, Allison Bantimba of FCRC and The Center, and Dee Smith of DRP will participate in the post-screening Q & A. Teresa Hardy of NAACP Dekalb will be the moderator.

1. STAR has arranged for a %15 group discount for STAR Members and the Partner organizations – CONTACT US VIA EMAIL OF PHONE FOR THE PROMO CODE.

2. But this discount can only be obtained by purchasing your ticket at the box office on the day of the event and giving the Promo Code Phrase to the attendant.

3. You can purchase your tickets directly from the theater online linked below if you choose. 

4.  Either way, please let us know if you plan to attend by Replying to us at this site or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

If you’re not able to join for the 9th, please consider coming to another screening afternoon. 

See showtimes and ticket information here, the tickets are normally $13.00.

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6/14/19 at 1:00 – Atlanta History Center Juneteenth Reflection on “A Weeping Time” – The Largest Slave Sale


June 15th at 1:00 – STAR Executive Board Member Dr. Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson and his organization OCEANS Inc., will be joined by Kiplyn Primus of WCLK Radio, Clark Atlanta University to share about the Weeping Time slave sale (Savannah, GA., 1859) and the work being done by multiple organizations to commemorate this event and others like it.

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Orlando Coalition of Organizations Brings home Marker for July Perry & Ocoee Race Riot / Massacre

STAR Executive Board Member Curtis Michelson has worked hard with a coalition of many Orlando area leaders and organizations and EJI to make this happen. More Peace and Power to your coalition, the July Perry Family and all people everywhere working to help make the light on these past atrocities bring healing to our present and future.

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Act to Remember Racial Terrorism-FCRC

Fulton County Remembrance Coalition (FCRC)

STAR Recognizes and supports the Mission and actions of FCRC and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and we will actively promote their efforts and the efforts of like organizations here in Georgia.

The Fulton County Remembrance Coalition has partnered with the Equal Justice Initiative to engage our community in a process of reconciliation with our history of racial terrorism. They are committed to collecting soil at the sites of Fulton County’s 35 documented racial terror lynchings, erecting historical markers, claiming our county’s monument from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and fostering a lasting dialogue founded on truth and justice.

Join the next meeting:

FCRC Meeting

May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave NE
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STAR Perspective

We must Recognize and Remember offenses – the victims and the perpetrators – in order to Reconcile their history, their present and their future.  We are committed to this process and all who are sacrificing to make it happen.