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Just Mercy Book Read and Community Discussion

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Hancock County in 2021


The Just Mercy Book distribution and community read officially kicked-off in March 2021 with the following opportunities:

  • Read the book and pass it on!

  • Finish survey to receive a movie admission, in-person or online

  • Attend movie showing at Rick's Theater on Thursday, May 6th

  • OR
  • Stream the movie online from home (April 30-May 1)

  • Join the conversation after!

Interested in additional reading after the book? Learn about the Equal Justice Initiative and more behind Just Mercy at

Event Details:

The League of Women Voters of Hancock County announced the showing of Just Mercy for Thursday, May 6 at 6 pm at the Ricks Theater, Greenfield followed by a Community Forum at 8:30 pm. 

The community attended to view the movie and stayed for a serious discussion about racial justice. 

Planned Panelists were:

Brent Eaton - Hancock County Prosecutor
Michael Cunegin - Retired police officer, former Allen County Councilman, former Indiana Commissioner for the Social Status of African Americans, ordained minister
Patty Franklin - Associated with the Evangel Church, Greenfield
Erin Kelly - Spirit and Place Facilitator 
$5.00 at the door or free admission with survey completion

Event Agenda:
Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Movie Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Start Time: 8:30 PM
Panel End Time: 9:45 PM
“It is necessary to recognize the fact that we all need mercy, we all need justice, and-perhaps- we all need some measure of unmerited grace.”


Just Mercy Books

Check out different groups in the community that accepted books to distribute!

Sponsored by:

This event is made possible by the following sponsorships: The League of Women Voters of Hancock County, Indiana Humanities, Hancock County Community Foundation, Keihin IPT Manufacturing, Ninestar, Linda Dunn, PSI IOTA XI (Upsilon Chapter), and the Hancock County Public Library.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.