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July Discernment


In the year 2030, as school violence escalates alongside advancements in technology, Ruby, a passionate and determined school social worker, finds herself disillusioned and powerless in her current position. Fueled by her inner strength, Ruby makes a bold decision to transfer to an inner-city school in order to take a stand against the rising violence that plagues students' lives. Little does she know, her life is about to take an extraordinary turn.
Upon arriving at the school, Ruby discovers she possesses an extraordinary gift of Discernment. Visions and images flood her mind, taking the form of shapes and animals, guiding her on how to intervene and make a positive impact on the lives of the students. With a student body exceeding three thousand, Ruby's newfound ability becomes an essential tool in her mission to create a ripple effect of change.
Accompanied by her loyal canine companion, Snoopy, and a dedicated school police officer, Ruby embarks on a journey to decipher and understand the visions she receives. Together, they unravel the profound issues faced by the students, providing support and guidance while uncovering a web of corruption within the city.
As Ruby digs deeper into her investigations, she unknowingly exposes the dark secrets of her own family's business, intertwining her personal life with the city's treacherous underworld. However, driven by her unwavering commitment to the students, Ruby fearlessly confronts the challenges that come her way, determined to bring justice and make a lasting difference.
This compelling drama centers around Ruby, a resilient Afro-Latina social worker, who captures the hearts of the public with her unyielding dedication and unique style, epitomized by her fanny pack and bulletproof vest that proudly display the words "social worker." Despite her flaws, such as struggles with alcohol and complicated romantic entanglements, Ruby remains a symbol of strength and resilience.
"Discernment" is an engaging and thought-provoking story that explores the themes of social justice, the power of empathy, and the strength of the human spirit. Through Ruby's journey, audiences will witness the impact a single individual can have in transforming the lives of countless students, while shining a light on the interconnectedness of personal and societal struggles.

  • Tonya Jones
  • Tonya Jones
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
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    United States
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Writer - Tonya Jones