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Voter Suppression, Gerrymandering, and the Need for Redistricting Reform

Teresa Basey  | Published on 1/26/2021


DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES WITH PANELISTS AND Q&A

January 28, February 4, February 11

7:30 PM EST – 9 PM EST
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min  Public

Register on Zoom in order to participate in the Q&A. 

REGISTER FOR ONE, TWO OR THREE FILMS

You will receive a registration confirmation email containing information & a unique link to attend the programs.

The series will also be streamed Live on our Website and Live on Facebook.
Anyone on or off Facebook will be able to view without logging into Facebook or Zoom. Only those attending the Zoom event will be able to ask questions.













UNCIVIL WAR: U.S. ELECTIONS UNDER SIEGE 
Thursday, Feb 4, 2021
7:30-9:00 p.m. EST 


Produced & directed by Indiana native Tom Glynn

 

This 45-minute documentary exposes the web of threats facing our elections today. The film includes a segment on Indiana’s fight to reform redistricting, featuring interviews with Common Cause’s Julia Vaughn and Debbie Asberry of the Indiana League of Women Voters, co-founders of All IN for Democracy, Indiana’s Coalition for Redistricting Reform.


PANELISTS: 

Sheila Kennedy (Former Professor of Law and Policy, School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI)Paul Helmke (Former Ft. Wayne Mayor, now Director of the Civic Leaders Center at IU).Peggy Welch (IN State Rep. gerrymandered out of her district in 2011)





Line in the Street

LINE IN THE STREET

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021
7:30-9:00 p.m. EST

Created by film makers Robert and Rachel Millman. 

This award-winning film on gerrymander reform is about citizen activists and a landmark win for voting rights in the 2018 Pennsylvania Supreme Court case, League of Women Voters Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This first of its kind lawsuit held that partisan gerrymandering violated Pennsylvania's State Constitution, irrespective of federal law, or federal courts.


PANELISTS: 

Jesse Kharbanda (Executive Director, Hoosier Environmental Council)Jennifer McCormick (Former IN State Superintendent of Public Instruction) 





SUPPRESSED: THE FIGHT TO VOTE 

by Robert Greenwald

WATCH FILM ONLINE HERE

Watch Panel Discussions Below

Produced by Brave New Films
Screened on January 28, 2021

This 35-minute documentary chronicles the 2018 midterm election in Georgia where people faced polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots and extreme wait times — disproportionately preventing students and people of color from voting

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PANELISTS:

Hal Turner (Monroe County Board of Elections)Olisa Humes (President of NAACP chapter, Columbus, IN)