The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service strives to promote dialogue on numerous social topics. With the protests in Ferguson, MO and the unrest surrounding the deaths of men from N.Y.C. (Eric Garner), Ohio (John Crawford), L.A. (Ezell Ford) at the hands of local police, it seems apparent that open and honest conversations about the intersection of race and our legal system must be fostered nationwide. The Journal will host a FREE screening of Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do the Right Thing at Vino’s Brewpub (923 W. 7th Street) in hopes of spurring such open and honest conversations. Do the Right Thing was released 25 years ago this past June, but sadly remains very much relevant today. So join us for a social cinema selection this Sunday, September 7th at 1pm.
We are inviting Bowen students and community members to come out for this FREE screening at Little Rock’s first microbrewery. Grab a calzone and a (root)beer and enjoy the show! We don’t have any official plans for a debate or discussion to follow the film but we will be utilizing Facebook and Twitter to host conversations that may arise.
If nothing else, Do the Right Thing is a great example of American film making! This film was deemed to be “culturally significant” by the Library of Congress in 1999 and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. We hope you will be able to attend. If not, feel free to check out the conversations at https://www.facebook.com/ARsocialchange or via Twitter @ARsocialchange.