In November CMCP and Allen Matkins hosted a special screening of the documentary film Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice at the L.A. Live Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. Justice Reynoso and film maker Abby Ginzberg joined members of the legal and business communities, law students from For People of Color’s Pipeline Program, and high school students from Roosevelt High School and the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA to view this film documenting the life and achievements of Cruz Reynoso: the child, the lawyer, the judge and the teacher who fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality. The screening was preceded by a reception for the lawyers and law students at which Justice Reynoso graciously met and spent time with every attendee.
After the screening, Justice Reynoso and Abby Ginzberg held a Q&A session at which the high school students asked a wide range of questions about Justice Reynoso’s life, his views on current issues and the making of the film. Justice Reynoso’s stories and reflections, and his unwavering commitment to equality, left a lasting impression on everyone who attended — from high school student to seasoned attorney.