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Voting Rights Documentary: “Let the People Decide”

june, 2022

15jun7:00 pm8:30 pmVoting Rights Documentary: "Let the People Decide"

Event Details

Join us at the Ridgefield Library on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00pm for a free screening of this timely documentary, followed by a Q&A with award-winning filmmaker and Weston resident, Gavin Guerra.

Let the People Decide will connect the dots across generations to illustrate how events from over 50 years ago, with the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, are still reverberating in today’s heated political climate.

The narrative follows a ‘Then and Now’ timeline that shares first person accounts from participants in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as meeting present day activists that are fighting to preserve the gains of the past and forge a new path forward. The film will also explore the political fallout following the Voting Rights Act, how the states came to realign politically, and how race continued to be a common theme in manipulating and exploiting the motivations of politicians as well as those of the electorate.

See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNpi2GhV1wE

Please register.

Presented in partnership with the Ridgefield Historical Society, the League of Women Voters of RidgefieldKeeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and the Ridgefield DAR.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Ridgefield Library

472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

Ridgefield LibraryPhone: (203) 438-2282 472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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