Date: October 1, 2019, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Louis Galleria, 1155 Galleria St. Louis, MO 63117
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote (with Stacey Abrams)
St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell will offer remarks after the viewing, and Denise Lieberman, Senior Attorney and Director of Power & Democracy, Advancement Project National Office, will host an audience Q & A.
The Voter Suppression Film Festival is sponsored by the Center for Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the St. Louis Area Voting Initiative, St. Louis Area Voter Protection Coalition, Gamma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Metropolitan Congregations United.
About Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote?” What if they hatched and pursued that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in a new feature documentary, Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and shot during the chaotic 2016 election, the film identifies and unpacks a shrewd ten-part strategy developed by Republicans to suppress votes that would be cast against them. https://www.riggedthefilm.com/
About Suppressed: The Fight to Vote
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 where 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 – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote 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. https://www.bravenewfilms.org/suppressed
About the Voter Access and Engagement initiative of the Center for Social Development
Voter Access and Engagement, an initiative of the Center for Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, seeks to uphold and protect the voting rights of all American citizens through research and social innovation. The initiative examines practices and policies, investigates social conditions that threaten the right to vote, and tests strategies for inclusive participation in the voting process.
About the Center for Social Development
The Center for Social Development’s mission is to create and study innovations in policy and practice that enable individuals, families and communities to formulate and achieve life goals, and contribute to the economy and society. Through innovation, research and policy development, CSD creates intellectual and applied contributions in social development theory, evidence and policy. https://csd.wustl.edu