Downtown Springfield Association
Ferguson Rises Film Screening

Ferguson Rises Film Screening

October, 15 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Before the names George Floyd and Breonna Taylor became connected to the global Black Lives Matter movement, there was Michael Brown Jr. His killing fueled nationwide protests, anger and frustration with an unfair criminal justice system.

Six years later, Empower Missouri examines his story. The documentary “Ferguson Rises,” explores his father’s grief and resilience in the aftermath of the killing of his son by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO. Brown Sr. teaches us all how we can begin to come together to create a new world – one of community, hope and inspiration.

Join us for this moving portrait as a city scarred by its troubled past is trying to heal and rebuild trust with broken communities.