Thank you so much to all of those who came out Wednesday and made our Cary screening of Welcome to Shelbyville a huge success. We had about 275 people packed into a theater at Galaxy Cinema. Unfortunately, it was so crowded that a few of you had to stand in the back. But everyone seemed to enjoy the film, and most stayed around for a lively discussion afterward.
We can’t tell you how inspiring it was to see the theater crowded with people of so many different backgrounds. We had people of all religions, nationalities and races sitting shoulder to shoulder — all eager to talk about how we can overcome our prejudices and build a more united community. Sometimes, this dream of making our state a place where everyone is treated as a human being, rather than as scapegoat or a stereotype, feels overwhelming or impossible. But this week, you showed us that our community does care, and that we can make good things happen together, despite our differences.
Lots of you asked about screening the film for your own group. Right now, we’re not sure when we will be allowed to screen Welcome to Shelbyville more widely. But we are creating a list of those who are interested in hosting future screenings. If you want to be added to this list, send us your name and email address and we’ll get in touch as soon as we are able to schedule more showings. Many of you also signed up to volunteer. You will be hearing from me soon…
Thanks again. We can’t do this work without you.