Watch Party for The Brink
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 6:30-8pm EST
Ahead of a vice-presidential debate, we held a 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 was also part of the conversation. As they watched the film, viewers could message with Alison and Daly in real time.
Instagram Live Convo: Racial Justice & the 2020 Election
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2:30pm ET
A conversation with Ilona Duverge of Movement School in New York and Angela Lang of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) in Wisconsin, about racial justice, #BlackLivesMatter, and the 2020 election.
What’s at Stake? Our Vote.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6-7:30pm ET
A virtual 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.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:30-8pm 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. Four panelists with experience across trans-national movements discussed the parallels between media literacy and democratic participation, how we can 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.
What’s at Stake? Our Democracy.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7-8:30pm ET
Four community organizers explored the different facets of what a movement is or can be, and the various roles needed to sustain them.
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).
Queer Liberation & the 2020 Election
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1-2pm ET
Speakers talked about what that future looks like, what civic engagement can help us achieve, and the many tactics required to achieve true queer liberation.
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.