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‘Rasheeda’s Freedom Day’ short-film tells story of Indy teen who brought family to freedom after suffering abuse

She’s spent her life learning that her story is worth sharing and now she’s sharing it with you.

JoAnna LeNoir Greatrirach, joined us today to share about the new short film, “Rasheeda’s Freedom Day” and how it reflects her life story, and with her was Moriah Miller, creative engagement administrator/producer.

You can see this film’s premiere on November 12, at 7 p.m. at Newfield’s Toby Theater. Advanced tickets are required.

Rasheeda’s Freedom Day is a new short film from Harrison Center and Dija Henry of The Blue House that tells the true story of longtime Indianapolis resident and Greatriarch Ms. JoAnna LeNoir. She has spent her life learning that her story is worth sharing and now she’s sharing it with you.

In 1962, Ms. JoAnna found the courage to take herself, her mother Rasheeda, and her siblings out of an abusive family situation to find freedom and community in Martindale-Brightwood. Every year since then, they have invited their family, friends, and neighbors on Columbia Street to celebrate “Rasheeda’s Freedom Day” on the anniversary of their escape. As the film shows, a healthy community gives us the courage to share our stories with our neighbors so we can be known and loved.

Run time is approximately 35 minutes. The suggested rating is PG13: some adult themes, brief violence.

A panel featuring Ms. JoAnna LeNoir, Dija Henry (director, actress, and CEO of Blue House Entertainment LLC), and Sampson Levingston (local historian of Through 2 Eyes Indiana) will follow the showing.

This event will be masked.

To purchase tickets visit: https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/rasheedas-freedom-day

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