Location: True North Classroom (101), Stephen Robert '62 Hall, Watson Institute, 280 Brook Street.
Sponsored by The Swearer Center, The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, No-Labels at Brown University, and the Brown Dems
Join us for a screening of the new feature documentary Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. Shot principally during the 2016 election, Rigged tracks the systematic, decade-long effort to suppress votes and reverse the growing demographic tide of new, young, non-white voters who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008. It details a variety of voter suppression tactics, ranging from the purging of voting rolls and passing of new, restrictive voter ID laws to gerrymandering and voter intimidation. The film also includes interviews with Republican strategists detailing how the game was played as well as interviews with leading voting rights advocates, law professors, demographers, and Democratic strategists.
Food will be available.