6:00 p.m.: Doors open
6:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.: Screening
7:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: Panel discussion (guests to be announced)
Brave New Films’ Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a powerful 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 the stories of voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression. In the 2018 midterm election, in which Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the United States, Georgians faced polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, long wait times, and a host of voter ID issues — all of which disproportionately prevented students and people of color from casting their ballots.
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and ordinary Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression in 2018. Covering a race that was ultimately decided by just 54,723 votes, the film exposes how the constitutional right to vote remains under siege as the 2020 election approaches.
Maya Contreras, host of the Emmy award-winning Brewed in New York (PBS), voting rights advocate
Perry Grossman, Senior Staff Attorney, Voting Rights Project, New York Civil Liberties Union
Margi Trapani, Educaiton and Training Director, Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY)
Additional speakers to be announced.
This event is cosponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice and Black Allied Law Students Association at NYU School of Law.