True Justice: A Special NWP Screening and Discussion

In collaboration with the Kunhardt Film Foundation, the National Writing Project is pleased to host a special online screening and discussion of True Justice for NWP educators. True Justice follows 30 years of the Equal Justice Initiative’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. The film won the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’s 26th annual Vision Award and has been nominated for a Peabody Award.

Join us for a viewing of the 52-minute educator version of the film and a discussion of the film, the work it portrays, and how it might be used in classrooms.


This 2-hour interactive virtual event will take place Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET. The event is open and registration is required.

More About True Justice

In the last half-century, America has become the nation with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, authorized the execution of hundreds of condemned prisoners and continued to struggle to recover from a long history of racial injustice.

For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s FIght for Equality follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country, challenging viewers to confront it.