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“Emanuel” Movie Showing and Panel Discussion

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


On June 17, 2015, nine African Americans were murdered by a 21-year-old white supremacist during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

The families of the Emanuel Nine stood in court facing the killer … and offered words of forgiveness. Their demonstration of grace ushered the way for hope and healing across a city and the nation. This documentary powerfully weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath.

This is a stunning movie that came out for only two days this summer.

The Wilton Congregational Church will host a screening of the documentary and a discussion after. Two special guests from South Carolina whose lives were personally affected by this tragic event in history will be part of the event:  Polly Sheppard, a survivor who was left to tell the story; and Rose Simmons, whose father was killed in the shooting.

You will not want to miss seeing Emanuel, hearing from the lives that were impacted, and discussing what we can do as a community going forward.





September 19
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wilton Congregational Church
Ridgefield Road
Wilton,CT06897United States
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