Living with purpose, integrity, and authenticity – the courage to stand up for what is right in the midst of attacks – participating in the common good – recognizing the dignity of each and every person – these are teachings of our Church. These are teachings embodied in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others that we see portrayed in the film: Selma.

WHEN? FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 at 6:30pm at Our Lady of the Lake

This film is the story of a movement. It chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. This film tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

This is part of our ongoing FRIDAY FLIX series in which we watch together contemporary films and then dialogue about themes from our Church’s social justice teaching that are evident in the film. Come enjoy an excellent film viewing it through the lens of our faith.