Detroit, MI – January 20, 2020 – The EBONY Foundation, the national nonprofit arm of EBONY Magazine, has launched the initiative HOME BY THE HOLIDAY to combat mass incarceration by paying bail for people in need, providing them an immediate lifeline and enabling them to return home to their families and communities while awaiting court dates.
You can help! Join us at the theater on January 20th, when you purchase a ticket to see JUST MERCY, all proceeds will support the Home By The Holiday Campaign. You can also make a donation at HomeByTheHoliday.com.
Just Mercy: An Inspiring Tale of Justice with Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx
At its beating heart, “Just Mercy” is a story of what happens when people care. Set in the 1980’s Alabama, a Black man named Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) is driving home from work when he is stopped by police, arrested and charged with a murder he didn’t commit. The movie fast-forwards rapidly through McMillian’s sham of a trial, noting that he was put on death row before the trial — a day-and-a-half long — even took place; we next see him nearly two years later in a penitentiary visiting room, waiting for a meeting with a young lawyer (Michael B. Jordan) who, McMillian was certain, couldn’t help him. “All that matters,” McMillian says, “is I look like a man who could kill somebody.”
Home By The Holiday!
This campaign is a collaboration between The Ebony Foundation and The Bail Project, which seeks to secure freedom for thousands of people of color. The Home By The Holiday Campaign is committed to fighting mass incarceration.
The EBONY Foundation
The EBONY Foundation, the national nonprofit arm of EBONY Magazine, has launched the initiative HOME BY THE HOLIDAY to combat mass incarceration by paying bail for people in need, providing them an immediate lifeline and enabling them to return home to their families and communities while awaiting court dates.
The Bail Project
The Bail Project, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization that provides free bail assistance and pretrial support to thousands of low-income people every year. We’re on a mission to combat mass incarceration ‒ one person at a time ‒ and transform pretrial justice in America.
Oakland County Ministerial Fellowship, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity, Metropolitan District Association of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan, Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention, and Metropolitan District Association of the Wolverine Baptist State Convention, New St. Mark Baptist Church, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, New Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, Third New Hope Baptist Church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Dunamis Clean Energy Partners.
SOURCE: EBONY FOUNDATION