Join the California Legislative Black Caucus for a free screening of the movie Marshall. There will be a panel discussion with California Black Judges on the challenges African Americans face in the Judicial system. Free refreshments will be provided in partnership with AARP.
Who: California Legislative Black Caucus and AARP
What: Panel Discussion on the Judicial System and the African American Community
Free Screening of Marshall
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. Sacramento, CA 95814
When: Wed. Feb. 28, 2018
Doors Open: 5:00 pm
Panel: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Feature Presentation: 6:30pm
Cost: Free. RSVP here; Each guest will receive complimentary small popcorn and beverage. Space is limited.
Synopsis: About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.