To effectively change our state for the best, we need to study and learn from previous successful nonviolent movements. This is the first of many movie and study sessions about organizing.
FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism:
This film showing is part of a series of movie nights Dream Defenders will be hosting to broaden our education and encourage discussion on the many movements that have inspired ours. If you are reading this e-mail and do not live in Miami, we need you to host a showing in your city or town! If you are able to, please contact us.