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Unity Days Event: "The Overcomer" Film Screening

A Free early release screening of "The Overcomer" will take place on Saturday, August 17 followed by a Q&A Session with actress Aryn Wright-Thompson whose family is from Charlottesville, VA

 About Aryn: She is the daughter of Andrea Wright-Thompson and Jerrod Thompson while Aryn resides in Sanford, N.C., she is a true daughter of Charlottesville.

Aryn's mother, Andrea, graduated from CHS in 1989. Her late grandfather, Emmett Wright, was born and raised in Charlottesville and graduated from Burley High School. Her great-grandparents are the late Emmett Wright and Geneva Lightfoot Wright. Emmett was a carpenter and businessman, while Geneva was an educator at Burley High School. Geneva was also one of the first women of color to obtain a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Aryn’s aunt, Mildred Greene is also a native of Charlottesville and her late Aunt Alana Wright, the younger sister of Andrea passed on Dec. 3rd, 1986 here in Charlottesville at a young age. Aryn’s brother Ari, who has appearances in the movie, will be attending Morehouse College in August 2019 as a Freshman.

Register for this screening by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overcomer-movie-preview-followed-by-qa-with-actress-aryn-wright-thompson-tickets-66570956523?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

About the movie:

High school basketball coach John Harrison and his team face an uncertain future when their town's largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly. As hundreds of people move away, John reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn't even like. His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new friend, John starts to train Hannah for the biggest race of her young life.

About Unity Days:

Unity Days is a series of events and programs that educate, inspire, and honor people in our community to move towards economic and racial justice. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @unitydayscville to stay up to date with event programming and information. Use hashtag #Unitydayscville and tag us in your photos!

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