“Rigged” | Film and Panel Discussion

Date: 

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall, 2036 Milstein East B and C, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Join the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies, for a screening of the documentary “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.”

Narrated by actor Jeffrey Wright, Rigged was shot during the 2016 election. The film outlines how a concerted, well-funded effort was made by certain right-wing groups working with states in 2016 to disenfranchise voters, particularly certain people of color and young people, in order to maintain power.

Following the film, the Center will host a panel discussion with Rigged executive producer Mac Heller, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor and Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and David B.Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives. The panel conversation will include a discussion on race, history, and the important role of lawyers.

This event is free & open to the public.

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