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VSDC African American Networking - "42" Jackie Robinson Story a Movie Event

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 (

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.

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  • Rob H.

    Nice group of people. Not much opportunity to visit at a movie but it was fun and interesting.

    April 28, 2013

  • Juan B.

    loved the movie, loved the meetup group, they were friendly and outgoing. Nice seeing members that I had met before. The thrill of evacuating the movie, because of the fire alarm going off. The event had all the elements of an exciting evening. We even received a free ticket for another movie. Hey, how can you beat that? I enjoyed working with EJ and Theresa they did an outstanding job anchoring the group in that crowded gallery lobby. and making the event successful. I'm looking forward to the next event.

    April 27, 2013

  • Keysha

    Im at Gallery Place. Please send me a message to let me know where everyone is. Thanx

    April 25, 2013

  • Cindy N.

    I saw the movie it's pretty good enjoy it you guys.

    April 22, 2013

  • James A.

    Great point! There are a number of options available to follow up om your observation: I am sure this group would be open to suggestions so feel free to send some forward. You could also start a discussion here and another option is to reach out to other Meetups that focus on African centric events to see if they would would like to collaborate on joint meetup

    April 21, 2013

  • Amoussou Wilfried H.

    all the praise is mine to be here, but I wish that your activities also extend to Africa

    April 21, 2013

  • Amoussou Wilfried H.

    all the praise is mine to be here, but I wish that your activities also extend to Africa

    April 21, 2013

  • David B.

    Please send us your name as you would like it to appear on your nametag. You may send it to [masked]. Thanks!

    April 14, 2013

  • Saurabh

    was lucky enough to attend a sneak preview last Thu and really enjoyed it! '42' is a well-made and touching movie. great idea by our AANG for a movie outing.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Carmen S.

    Theresa will join me.

    March 12, 2013

  • Sarah

    I really want to go, but I have an event at work :(

    March 12, 2013

  • David B.

    Lets all go to the movies

    2 · March 6, 2013

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