BANGOR — “Stay Woke: the movement for black lives matter” will be shown on Friday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street. The showing is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. Co-sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine and the Greater Bangor NAACP as part of Black History month.
Dubbed the “new civil rights movement‟, #BlackLivesMatter launched a transformative grassroots movement that moved from social media to the streets across America. As news and images of the senseless deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Grey and others spread online, a new generation of civil rights activists came together demanding institutional change. This is the real story of brave young people who have found their voice to lead a powerful social movement. Now these activists face the daunting challenge of turning protest – into lasting change. [www.bet.com/shows/stay-woke-the-movement-for-black-lives-matter.html]