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Film Screening: Reclaiming Our Vote
Part of Black History Month
Hearthside Lounge (2313)
February 12, 2020
Watch "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote," the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA), weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election, during which Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S.
The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues â€” all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. The film features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020.
In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.
For a listing of all BHM events in February, see More Information.