Press Release

October 19, 2019

Free Speech TV Announces the Network Premiere of Healing Justice 


Free Speech TV Contact Nina Henderson Moore • (303) 542-4825 • [email protected] World Trust Contact Eric Blackerby • (510)-969-9837 • [email protected] 

Free Speech TV Announces the Network Premiere of Healing Justice 

Denver, October 16, 2019 Healing Justice, a transformative documentary that explores the causes and consequences of the current North American criminal justice system and its effect on marginalized communities, will have its U.S. national broadcast premiere on Thursday, October 17th, at 7 p.m. EST, on Free Speech TV. 

Healing Justice walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices. Designed for dialogue, Healing Justice is meant to prompt questions and open conversations, exploring trauma, justice, and healing. FSTV will present the films with 30-second breaks between segments to give the viewer an opportunity to reflect on their own feelings and experiences. 

“When we have large social problems, it’s absolutely necessary to have media involved to help address those problems. We are delighted to have Free Speech TV, a network dedicated to social justice, to use this film to help people understand the school to prison pipeline, and to encourage everyone to become more engaged within their sphere of influence.” says filmmaker, and World Trust Educational Services’ president and founder, Shakti Butler, PhD. 

Watch the trailer for Healing Justice . 

In November 2019, World Trust Educational Services and Free Speech TV are planning a virtual screening so that viewers and community organizations can continue the dialogue about criminal justice reform, restorative practices, the school to prison pipeline, women in prison, the economics of mass incarceration and the power of healing. More information on this hosted interactive experience will be available at and by October 30, 2019. 

“This gripping film presents a series of inconvenient truths that will challenge your head and your heart in unexpected ways, says Ron Williams, Free Speech TV’s Executive Director. By presenting fresh, difficult, and powerful insights, Healing Justice does what only great films can do – it opens up the possibility for both genuine healing and the shaping of new and deeply necessary solutions.” 

Broadcast Schedule (EST) 

Oct 17, 2019 – 7:00 pm Oct 18, 2019 – 3:30 am Oct 19, 2019 – 8:00 pm Oct 20, 2019 – 12:00 pm Nov 04, 2019 – 3:50 am Nov 06, 2019 – 4:45 am Nov 10, 2019 – 11:00 am Nov 10, 2019 – 8:50 pm 

About Free Speech TV Free Speech TV is a national, independent, nonprofit news network committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to media networks owned by billionaires, governments, and corporations, Free Speech TV elevates unique perspectives through daily news programs, independent documentaries and special events coverage. 

Free Speech TV reaches more than 38 million households nationally on DISH (channel 9415), DIRECTV (348), Sling TV, and over 150 community cable affiliates. Free Speech TV streams live 24/7 at, is available on-demand and streaming on Roku and Apple TV, and maintains an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Free Speech TV believes a more just and democratic world is possible when the media empowers people with the information they need to fight for what matters. 

About World Trust Educational Services Through film and dialogue, World Trust Educational Services ignites courage and expands the capacity to create a world free from racism. We envision a world coming into wholeness where transformative love and wisdom heal the human family from racism and separation. Over more than 20 years of operation, we have opened millions of hearts and minds. By offering the comprehensive capabilities and deep knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization, our work helps heal and transform people, communities and institutions. 

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