[act-ma] 10/31 VOTING RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: Iron Jawed Angels/American Blackout/Hacking Democracy

Amy Hendrickson amyh at texnology.com
Mon Oct 20 05:33:52 PDT 2008


The Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots is having a Film Festival on Halloween, 
October 31.   The Festival is at Cambridge Friend's Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, 
off Brattle Street, right outside of Harvard Square.


PLEASE FORWARD, PLEASE COME:

Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, Frederick Douglass, Medgar Evers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks invite you to join them at a showing of three superb films about voting rights in the USA - past and present.  Host committee still in formation.

COME WATCH
 
5:15 PM  Iron Jawed Angels and the first wave of suffragists, the Silent Sentinels, protest in front of the White House. Watch Alice Paul be tortured in prison and a feeding tube forced down her throat.  We need to remember our foremothers and what they did to get the vote for all of us.
 
7:00 PM  American Blackout and see the suppression of the vote of people of color. This is about the 2004 election.
 
8:30 PM the electronic voting machines hacked before your very eyes in Hacking Democracy.

The Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots is having a Film Festival on Halloween, October 31.   The Festival is at Cambridge Friend's Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle Street, right outside of Harvard Square.

The Film Festival is a benefit for the Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots.  www.handcountedpaperballots.org 
 
SUGGESTED DONATION $20.00 More if you can, less if you can't. No one will be turned away.
 
Questions: sheila at handcountedpaperballots.org, 617-932-1424 

OPTIONAL: Come as your favorite suffragist or civil rights person.  Come and see all three films, two films, or only one.  Come before, during or after your other Halloween parties or welcoming trick or treaters at your home.
 
Please, come.  Our democracy is at stake in this coming election as many will be voting on hackable electronic voting machines (both touchscreens/DRE's and optical scans) and as the votes of people of color, low income people, students and elders continues to be suppressed.  
 
5:15 PM Iron Jawed Angels:  Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way with Hillary Swank, Frances OConnor, Julia Ormond and Angelica Huston.  "Taking a fresh and contemporary look at a pivotal event in American history, IRON JAWED ANGELS tells the true story of how defiant and brilliant young activists like Alice Paul. and Lucy Burns. took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.."
 
7:00 American Blackout with Cynthia McKinney, John Conyers, John Lewis and the late great Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. "Your outrage is waiting.Whatever you think you know about our election systems or Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, this film will make you further question why the news media fails to accurately inform the public.."
 
8:30 Hacking Democracy with Bev Harris and Kathleen Wynne. "Electronic voting machines count about 87% of the votes cast in America today. But are they reliable?  Are they safe from tampering? From a current congressional hearing to persistent media reports that suggest misuses of data and even outright fraud, concerns over the integrity of electronic voting are growing by the day. And if the voting process is not secure, neither is America's democracy.  The timely, cautionary HACKING DEMOCRACY exposes gaping holes in the security of America's electronic voting system...." 
 
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