We invite you and your network to join the National Black Justice Coalition for two virtual opportunities to reflect upon and discuss the importance of Black Boy Joy and the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight.

Opportunity #1: Watch Party

Moonlight is a 2016 coming-of-age, Academy Award winning film written and directed by Barry Jenkins based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character, Chiron: his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. It became the first film with an all-black cast and the first LGBTQ-related film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

To RSVP: rebrand.ly/BlackBoyJoy

Opportunity #2: Virtual Discussion

Join David J. Johns (National Black Justice Coalition) Tim’m West (Teach For America), and Justin Tindall (It Gets Better Project), in a virtual conversation about the film Moonlight and the learning and development of Black boys.

To RSVP: rebrand.ly/BlackBoyJoyChat

To learn more about Moonlight and the role the film can play in your work with LGBTQ+ youth, visit itgetsbetter.org/Moonlight.