You are invited to join the Vegetarian Society of DC African American Networking Group’s (AANG) Movie Trip to see “The Jackie Robinson Story.”
Synopsis In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking -- ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.
Instructions: We will meet at 6:30 in the corner of the Regal Cinema lobby near the self service kiosks. There will be a sign and more specific instructions emailed to those who RSVP by April 20.
Payment: Current VSDC Members with active membership cards will have the option of purchasing tickets for $7 (please indicate in your RSVP that you are a member, bring $7 cash, and your VSDC membership card). This event is open to non-VSDC members. All non VSDC Members will be able to purchase tickets from the Regal Theater ticket kiosk in the lobby.
Metro: The Regal Gallery Place movie theater is both metro-accessible and has 3 hour validated free parking in the underground garage.
RSVP: Please indicate in your RSVP if you are a current VSDC member and desire a discount ticket. We'll see you there!
AANG events are open to everyone and all are encouraged to attend. For more details, contact David (aang -at- vsdc period org)
*Note: If you are not a VSDC member, you can sign up at our website (www.vsdc.org)
Spots are limited. Please be sure you can make it and keep your RSVP up-to-date accordingly so we can plan this event well.