We apologize for the last-minute invite, but we have big, just-confirmed news to share.
Tomorrow we will be hosting an exclusive conversation <[link removed]> with two of the people behind “All In: The Fight for Democracy,” the new documentary from Amazon Studios – and you’re invited. Please join us for this important discussion with Lisa Cortés, the award-winning co-director of “All In,” and Carol Anderson, chair of African American studies at Emory University and an award-winning author, who is featured in the film. The conversation will be facilitated by SPLC President and CEO Margaret Huang.
SPLC Exclusive Discussion – “All In: The Fight for Democracy” <[link removed]>
Thursday, Sept. 17
1-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
REGISTER HERE <[link removed]>
“All In” dives deep on a subject that couldn’t be more pertinent this election season: voter suppression. The documentary looks at the long history of voter suppression in the United States, exposes barriers still limiting access to the ballot today, and showcases the work of activists, then and now, who have fought to secure voting rights for all. The film stars Stacey Abrams, former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, gubernatorial candidate and founder of the voting rights organization Fair Fight.
Lisa Cortés, co-director of “All In,” is a veteran producer and director with more than 20 films under her belt. Among her producing credits are “The Apollo,” “Shadowboxer” and “Precious,” the latter of which was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two. Cortés’ feature directorial debut, “The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion,” is now on Netflix.
Carol Anderson, professor and chair of African American studies at Emory University, has won numerous teaching awards and written multiple award-winning books. Her third book, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism and was a New York Times editor’s pick. Her most recent book, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy,” was longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.
We hope you can join us. Please register for the discussion here. <[link removed]>
And after the event – if you are feeling fired up about protecting voting rights, especially in the Deep South – why not join the SPLC’s weekly Power Hour phone bank <[link removed]>? This week, SPLC supporters from around the country will be calling voters in Georgia to inform them about their absentee ballot options. SPLC Power Hours are a simple but effective way to make a real difference in the lives of voters in the Deep South – and all you need is a phone, an internet connection and a desire to help others vote safely and securely! You can learn more or register for tomorrow’s Power Hour here. <[link removed]>
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