Just Mercy – FILM

Core Team

SAA has been working hard for more than a decade to present and discuss important topics we face as a nation today – including racism and classism. During our February trip, Shirts Across America rented a local New Orleans theater to show the movie Just Mercy to all of our trip participants.    Just Mercy was the perfect vehicle to tie together our relationship with The Whitney Plantation to the challenges we see today.  SAA is grateful to work with amazing partners in New Orleans while providing our students and adults the opportunity to thoughtfully walk the journey of the enslaved before the Emancipation Proclamation and people of color who continue to endure pain in the year 2020.

We have been given a special opportunity to view this important film together.  So, grab your family and the remote control – let’s get this done!

With SAA’s trips currently on hold, we ask that all Core Team Members watch JUST MERCY for FREE with your entire family. Ask your parents & siblings to help you – by being a part of the conversation/discussion after the film.  Remind your group, the discussion is meant to be for your family only.  Your individual answers are not meant to be shared outside of the family – unless you all agree to do so. 

Click on the Film graphic (at the top of the page), indicating the different platforms the movie can be viewed for Free.


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We believe in the Power of Story.

Our film JUST MERCY, based on the life work of Civil Rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about systemic racism that plagues our society.

For the month of June, JUST MERCY will be available to rent for FREE across digital platforms in the United States.

To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and countless injustices that have led us to where we are today.

Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen.  Watch with your family, friends and allies.

For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative, please visit EJI.org.


Thank you for being a part of Shirts Across America’s family.