Join the ACLU of Maryland for the premiere screening of Free the Vote, co-hosted by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture, on Thursday, December 3, at 7 pm.
Free the Vote is a new documentary by the ACLU of Maryland. The film takes a journey in history to show how denying the right to vote of people who are incarcerated is rooted in a deeply racist system, focusing on the stories of people who have experienced having their right to vote taken from them. ACLU of Maryland partnered with New Lens, a social justice studio creating visual art and media to inform, inspire and impact community, to produce this documentary.
Let’s imagine America in a different light. Let's create a place where the right to vote is restored for every citizen.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Farajii Muhammed, host of “For the Culture” on WEAA 88.9 FM.
- Qiana Johnson, executive director of Life After Release;
- Dr. Pippa Holloway, author of “Living In Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship”;
- Chris Wilson, serial social entrepreneur, storyteller, artist, social justice advocate, and author of "The Master Plan";
- Amber Taylor, producer of Free the Vote and digital communications strategist at ACLU of Maryland; and
- More to be announced.
This is an online screening via Zoom. You will receive the link to join the screening by email the day of the event, so keep an eye on your email inbox. Please save the date on your calendar.