|October 3, 2016|
Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot tells the story of the historic struggle for voting rights through the voices of the Alabama high school students and teachers who were the backbone of the Selma movement. They con- fronted a violent sheriff and a defiant governor determined to protect white supremacy at any cost. By organizing and marching bravely in the face of intimidation, violence, arrest and even murder, these activists achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era—passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The film vividly recounts sacrifices that should never be forgotten. Unfortunately, the struggle for voting rights has been lost on a generation of Americans. More than 90 million eligible voters did not go to the polls in the 2012 presidential election. In the 18-to-24 age group, 6 out of 10 did not vote. Two years later, voter turnout dropped to a 72-year low.
Visit http://selma.splcenter.org/ for more information on the film.
This event starts at 6:30PM on Monday, October 3rd, 2016.
A word from the organizer, Christine Grisham:
Join me for a special San Diego screening of this powerful documentary, produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and narrated by Octavia Spencer.
I decided to organize this event, in conjunction with local civil rights and voting rights organizations, as a way to revisit our history and see how it shapes us today, especially given this unprecedented election cycle!
Monday, October 3rd: 6:30 – 8:30PM
Buy your tickets today. $8.00. No discounts.
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