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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.

TICKETS:
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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We Absolutely look forward to seeing you!

Derius Robinson Case

Derius Robinson
Derius Robinson

STAR Intern Veronica Hart interviewed Ms. Vonceia Robinson, mother of imprisoned son, Derius Robinson. Ms. Hart invited Ms. Robinson to share the details and accounts leading up to her son’s imprisonment within the Savannah, Georgia (Chatham County) criminal justice, legal, and judicial system. The interview also entails accounts of abuse reported by Mr. Robinson involving police officials and misconduct throughout various levels of the Chatham County system.

Listen:

This series of events between Derius Robinson and the Savannah, GA police, as well as other Chatham County officials, took place between May 2016 and May 2018. As of June, 2018, Derius is still locked up without legal representation and continues to be denied bond and release from jail. Ms. Robinson, Derius, his family, friends, and other members of the community consider this to be an unlawful detainment that has exceeded legal limitations and violates his civil rights.

This interview is archived with Story Corps.