Challenging Racism: Continued – Voting Rights and Voter Suppression

by March 17, 2021
Challenging Racism: Continued will present a look at voting rights and voter suppression through the lens of the 2020 presidential election

About this Event

Challenging Racism: Continued will present a look at voting rights and voter suppression through the lens of the 2020 presidential election cycle. There were allegations of voter fraud from the early days of the Democratic primaries, and references to a rigged election process. With the risks of the pandemic growing, some states required in-person voting, while others were making arrangements to allow vote-by-mail and early voting for primaries and the general election.

CR: Continued will lead a discussion that looks briefly at the history of voting rights, movements by states to restrict voting rights, recent Supreme Court cases pending on the voting rights issue, and encourage participants to look to their own county’s voting rights practices.

Participants are asked to view “After Selma” by Loki Mulholland (46m) available on Prime Video – Amazon.com, or IMDb.com prior to the actual discussion.

Zoom information will be email to participants the day prior to the event. Register here.


After Selma (2019)

Summaries

  • Emmy-winning filmmaker, Loki Mulholland (“The Uncomfortable Truth”), civil rights veteran, Joanne Blackmon Bland, and New York Times bestselling author, Carol Anderson (“White Rage”) dive into the history of voter suppression and the need for us to challenge it in order to preserve our democracy and equality for all.
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