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NEWSMAKER: John Lewis: Good Trouble
An online discussion about the life and legacy of Civil Rights Leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis in the new documentary, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE. Hosted by Karyn Greer, CBS46 Atlanta. Featuring Film Director Dawn Porter and Producer Erika Alexander with other special guests.

Jul 14, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Karyn Greer
Anchor @CBS 46 Atlanta
A long-time Atlanta resident, Karyn is well known in the local television market and has a history of hands-on community involvement. She is the past president of the Atlanta Press Club and currently serves on the Board of Governor's for the National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences. Karyn is the recipient of six Southeast Emmy awards, two awards from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and a Salute to Excellence award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Dawn Porter
Film Director @John Lewis: Good Trouble
Dawn Porter is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on national and global platforms including HBO, PBS, Discovery and Netflix. Her current projects include the documentary Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain which explores Vernon Jordan’s rise from the segregated South to become one of the most influential African American thought leaders in America; John Lewis: Good Trouble for CNN Films, which explores Congressman John Lewis’ pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement as well as his current political and social activism on important issues including voting rights, immigration laws, and much more; and an untitled documentary project about photojournalist Pete Souza, who served as Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and as an Official White House photographer for Ronald Reagan. Dawn is also currently directing and executive producing an Apple TV multi-part documentary series with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry focused on mental illness.
Erika Alexander
Filmmaker and Producer @John Lewis: Good Trouble Film
Erika Alexander is beloved for the iconic acting roles of Maxine Shaw (Living Single), Detective Latoya (Get Out), Perenna (Black Lightning), Linda Diggs (Wutang: An American Saga), Barb Ballard (Run The World), and Meredith Lockhart (Swimming With Sharks). Alexander wears many hats, including actress, trailblazing activist, entrepreneur, creator, producer, and director—an all-around boss. As Co-Founder of Color Farm Media and Board Member of VoteRunLead, Alexander is on a mission to bring greater equity, inclusion, and diverse representation to both media, technology, and electoral politics. Alexander is co-writer of the Buffy spin-off, Giles, a graphic novel collaboration with Joss Whedon and Dark Horse. Alexander previously collaborated on Dark Horse's award-winning, ground-breaking sci-fi series, Concrete Park. She is currently co-directing a documentary film about reparations. Born in Winslow, Arizona, Alexander grew up in Philadelphia.