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Suppressed: The Fight to Vote – 9-Minute Film Excerpt, Discussion, and Activity

When:
January 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2020-01-24T10:30:00-05:00
2020-01-24T11:30:00-05:00
Where:
Wayland Library
5 Concord Rd Wayland MA
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote - 9-Minute Film Excerpt, Discussion, and Activity @ Wayland Library

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald, weaves together personal stories to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in Georgia’s 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S.

Georgians faced polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – 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 the spirit of our TED events, we’ll watch a 9 minute excerpt of the film and participate in a brief, facilitated discussion. Attendees will also have an *optional* opportunity to fill out postcards encouraging eligible voters who have been purged to re-enroll and vote!

Discussion leaders Joel Silberman and Jean Milburn are Wayland residents who share a passion for making every voice heard.

9 Minute excerpt online here

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