On the Sunday evening of Martin Luther King Weekend, over 100 people from AHCC and the wider community gathered in Drew Hall to see the film “Get In the Way,” the inspiring story of congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, who worked and marched with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 60s and 70s. Rev. Mia Douglas facilitated a community discussion afterward about what we had learned and how we can “get in the way” when we see something that is “just not right.”
Two things brought out in the film were Lewis’ courage as he faced danger in standing up for his convictions, and the love that connected those who were willing to die to gain their human rights. The event was co-sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Hartford and Connecticut Center for Nonviolence.
The film will be shown on Monday, Feb. 13, 5:30pm at UCONN School of Social Work (Zachs Community Room), 1798 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. Free event.