Suppressed: The Fight to Vote is a 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 how the basic constitutional right to vote to continues to be under siege in America. If your vote wasn’t important, they wouldn’t try to suppress it.
Presented by Team Upstream, a social justice group from Church of the River, Memphis, TN. Team Upstream concentrates on voter registration, apathy, and suppression.
Refreshments at 6 pm | Film at 6:30 pm
1350 Concourse Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
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