Virtual Screening of Rigged
RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook is an award-winning documentary that exposes the nefarious tactics used to suppress the vote and serves to spark discussion on the actions needed to protect our democracy. Shot principally during the 2016 election but still relevant today, the film tracks a systematic, decade-long effort to reverse the impact of the growing demographic tide of non-white and younger voters who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008. It details a variety of voter suppression “plays,” or tactics, ranging from the purging of voting rolls and passing of new, restrictive voter ID laws to gerrymandering and voter intimidation. The film includes revealing interviews detailing how the voter suppression game is played as well as cogent insights from leading voting rights advocates and law professors. It is narrated by Tony & Emmy award-winning actor, Jeffrey Wright.
Following the screening of the film, there will be a panel discussion on voting rights and democracy in the time of COVID-19 with executive producer, Mac Heller.
This screening is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations/Brookline and League of Women Voters of Brookline.
This screening will be presented via Zoom Webinar. A link will be emailed to all RSVPs 48 hours in advance of the screening. Please register here.
This program is part of the Library’s civic engagement series. Learn more about this series on our website.Add to Google Calendar
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