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Screening: “Capturing the Flag
September 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Feminist Majority Foundation, Ms. Magazine, Girls Learn International, Andrew Goodman Foundation and Common Cause will present a film screening of Capturing the Flag, followed by a live panel discussion.
You’ll learn everything you need to know to make a voting plan, become a poll worker or join an election protection team. The screening will be followed by a live town hall with Sylvia Albert, director of voting and elections at Common Cause; Alexandria “Alex” Harris, executive director of The Andrew Goodman Foundation; and Courtney Cardin, who directs nonprofit partnerships and influencer engagement for Power the Polls.
Capturing The Flag is an urgent cautionary tale that documents what’s in store for the fast approaching election of 2020, and a close-up look of American democracy at its most vulnerable point. Through the intimate experiences of the film’s citizen volunteers — and the hundreds of voters they try to assist — the human dimension of democracy comes into focus. Their journeys as citizens of conscience uncover stories about the strength and fragility of American democracy that are rarely heard. The shocking voter suppression we see unfold in real time in Capturing The Flag is proliferating across the country, as those who control local elections have been emboldened to rewrite access to the ballot box along partisan lines. The film serves as both a warning and a call to action for anyone interested in protecting the “One Person, One Vote” fundamental of our democracy.