Photographs from a screening of the 60-minute documentary, “The Yard”, at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm. The screening of the film was followed by a panel discussion that included the filmmaker. Partners in the event included Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), First Unitarian Church of Orlando, Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute, Bridge the Gap Coalition: Orlando Chapter, Global Peace Film Festival, Hannibal Square Heritage Center, League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida, UCF RICHES Program, and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Orlando Chapter).
The Truth and Justice Project, Orange County Florida, (TJP) is a volunteer-based organization that engages with the community to promote education concerning the truth of local history and to advocate justice for those who have been harmed by inequities born of prejudice. TJP builds on the work of Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative as well as the local efforts of Democracy Forum, the West Orange Reconciliation Task Force, and the Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board. This project is rooted in acknowledging the 1920 Election Day Massacre in Orange County and all of the violence committed in the name of white supremacy. Their mission statement says that they are “working to create a more hopeful, collaborative, and just society for every person in Orange County, Florida.”
You can find these photographs in our Truth and Justice Project Collection: