Our current democracy is fragile. Institutional powers have polarized our politics, pitted communities against each other and profited off of our information. Regardless if you live in a red, blue or purple state, what matters is what’s at stake. Together, we have the power to create imminent, lasting change through timely action.

Join us in this virtual event and get out the vote initiative. We’ve partnered with six womxn+ filmmakers, plus grassroots organizations and colleges around the country to increase voter turnout for the 2020 general election.
Together, we can actualize a reality that protects the most vulnerable communities and fortifies our democracy for future generations of Americans.

Past Virtual Events

What’s at Stake? Our Vote.
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

How can strategic voting support alternative forms of civic engagement? Join us for a conversation on how it’s possible to organize beyond the options that are available at the polls, and explore all avenues for change-making.  

Speakers: Marjan Safinia, Director, And She Could Be Next; Alison Klayman, Director, The Brink; Norma Flores López, Chief Programs Officer of Justice for Migrant Women.

Moderator: Anjanette Levert, Filmmaker and Professor at Documentary Film at Spelman College

Co-hosted by Agnes Scott College, in partnership with The New Georgia Project.

What’s at Stake? Our Voice.
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm ET

Social media platforms have the power to galvanize voters and mobilize communities. But they have also been used against us through the spread of misinformation. Join panelists with experience across trans-national movements to discuss the parallels between media literacy and democratic participation, how can we appropriately evaluate disinformation and protect our voice.

Speakers: Dr. Willie Keaton, Restorative Justice CLT; Rachel Lears, Director, Knock Down the House; Petra Costa, Director, The Edge of Democracy; Leymah Gbowee, Peace Activist & 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

Moderator: Mikelina Belaineh, Director of Criminal Justice Law and Policy

Co-hosted by Myers Baptist Church, Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement at Queens University of Charlotte, Stan Greenspon Center for Peace Social Justice at Queens University & League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. In partnership with Restorative Justice CLT.

Watch Party for The Brink
Wednesday, October 7 from 6:30-8:00pm EST

Before Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate, join our virtual watch party of Alison Klayman’s documentary The Brink that follows the divisive figure Steve Bannon during the 2018 US midterm elections. Technologist & activist Daly Barnett will also be part of the conversation. As we watch the film together, message with Alison and Daly. Go behind the scenes to the making of the film, and discuss how the United States got to our current political moment, as well as technology’s role in the circulation of misinformation.

Queer Liberation & The 2020 Election
When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Creating a world with true queer liberation requires many tactics, including civic engagement. Let’s talk about what that future looks like, what civic engagement can help us achieve and more.

Speakers include Bamby Salcedo, founder and president of Trans Latin@ Coalition; Kai Breaux, writer and activist, specializing in decolonial feminist studies; Säsha Braun, poet, theorist and activist. Moderated by Nina Kossoff, Third Wave Fund advisory council and founder of ThemsHealth.

This event will have live captioning and Deaf Interpreters.

Instagram Live Convo: Racial Justice & the 2020 Election
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2:30 PM ET

Talk about racial justice, #BlackLivesMatter, and the 2020 election with Ilona Duverge of Movement School in New York and Angela Lang of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) in Wisconsin on our Instagram Live.

What’s at Stake? Our Democracy.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm CT

Join an array of community organizers to explore the different facets of what a movement is, or can be, and the various roles needed to sustain them. Discover what your role is and how you can contribute to the local movements in your community that protect our voice, our right to vote, and ultimately, our democracy. 

Speakers: Marjan Safinia, Director, And She Could be Next; Ashley O’Shay, Director, Unapologetic; Yamila Ruiz, National High Road Director, One Fair Wage; Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body is Not An Apology Author & Activist

Moderator: Astra Taylor, Filmmaker, Activist & Author, most recently of Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone

Co-hosted by St. Norbert College Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice and Public Understanding, The Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation at UW Stout & The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. In Partnership with Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC).

Meet Our Film Parters & Stream Now

And She Could Be Next

Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, Directors
This is the story of a defiant movement of women of color, including Rashida Talib and Lucy McBath, transforming politics from the ground up. Can democracy be preserved and made stronger by those historically marginalized?

Stream on Amazon

The Brink

Alison Klayman, Director
Shadow a downfallen Steve Bannon through the same 2018 elections, as he used his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties to form a global populist movement.

Stream on Hulu

The Edge of Democracy

Petra Costa, Director
By zooming in on Brazil, with access to three presidents, see how the erosion of democracy takes place, opening the way for the rise of an authoritarian leader.

Stream on Netflix

The Great Hack

Jehane Noujaim, Director
In an era of data manipulation as political warfare, explore the seismic ripples of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.

Stream on Netflix

Knock Down the House

Rachel Lears, Director
Follow the story of four women congressional challengers in 2018, including AOC before she became a household acronym, at a moment of historic volatility in American politics.

Stream on Netflix


Ashley O’Shay, Director
Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, challenging state violence after two killings of Black residents, take a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives in Chicago.

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These events are intended to be a non-partisan event on the importance of voting. We encourage everyone, regardless of political affiliation, to register to vote and vote in the elections this Fall to help preserve the integrity of our democracy.