Published On: May 25th, 2023

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Christopher Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to corporations and politicians and face Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and justice.

Last fall, Derrick was an inaugural grant recipient of the Bob Moses Fund for Education & Organizing, a partnership between CCF and the Moses Family. His experience building a movement offers lessons for Cambridge as we seek to further equity and justice in our own community. We’re pleased to welcome him alongside documentarian Leah Mahan on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30pm at First Church in Cambridge, for a film screening and conversation with Dr. Janet Moses, Cambridge resident and long-time community builder.

We hope you’ll join us for this engaging event!