Community forum event

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Fellowship will offer a free Community Forum event at 7 p.m. Fri., June 15 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.

The documentary film titled “An Outrage,” about lynchings in the South that claimed the lives of more than 4,000 African Americans between 1877 and 1950, will be screened.

Afterward, members of the church’s Racial and Cultural Justice Ministry team will lead a discussion. The members attended the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice on April 26 in Montgomery, Ala.

The documentary was filmed at lynching sites in six states.

Six million black Americans fled the South during the era of socially sanctioned lynchings, according to the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, which provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced or abused in jails and prisons.

The Memorial for Peace and Justice was created as a site where people can gather and reflect on America’s history of racial inequality.

The program is open to the public. Donations will be accepted to cover expenses.

For more information, call Randall Edwards at (805) 498- 9548 or visit