Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote Film Series
BWOPA Oakland/Berkeley Chapter is thrilled to co-sponsor a film series featuring the documentary movie "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote."
Suppressed tells the story about Stacey Abrams' 2018 fight to become the first Black female Governor in the U.S. and how the vote was suppressed to deny her a victory. The film weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression. It features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020.
In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, Suppressed exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.
BWOPA, has joined with the OEBDC, Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha,  John George Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of America-Oakland, the Black Young Democrats of the East Bay (BYDEB), and the Block-by-Block Organizing Network (BBBON) to co-host this film series.
The film will air on the following dates at the locations listed below. You can RSVP by clicking on the date and time!
  • 1/7, 6:30 pm Oakland Public Library - 1021 81st Avenue, Oakland
  • 1/8, 6:30 pm Greenlining Institute, 360 - 14th Street, Oakland
  • 1/10, 6:15 pm Oakstop - Ruth Beckford Room, 274 - 14th Street, 3rd Floor
  • 1/14, 6:30 pm Oakland Public Library - 1801 Adeline Street, Oakland
  • 1/15, 11:00 am Allen Temple Gardens Senior Housing, 10121 International Blvd., Oakland
  • 1/15, 6:30 pm Heart and Soul Center of Light, Imagining Justice Program, 1001 - 42nd Street, 1st Floor, Oakland
  • 1/28, 6:30 pm Oakland Public Library - 125 - 14th Street, Oakland
This heart-wrenching film is directed and produced by Robert Greenwald, and distributed by Brave New Films. The screenings are all free and open to the public. Spread the word and bring a friend!