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Suppressed 2020: The Fight To Vote
by Robert Greenwald
(Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA)
A short, powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression to our 2020 election. Deeply personal accounts from voters of color across the state of Georgia reveal deliberate, widespread voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. Polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and voter ID issues were in full effect again during the 2020 primaries and are on-going across the country right now, all disproportionately affecting Black Americans and minorities from casting their ballots. Now, amidst a global health crisis, the cruel weaponization of vote-by-mail restrictions has turned the constitutional right to vote into a choice between life and death. Suppressed 2020 is a call to action against the calculated, unconstitutional and racist attacks intended to suppress the right to vote in America
Showing Up for the Planet
Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join James Baraz and other special guests including Spirit Rock teachers Thanissara and Donald Rothberg, climate scientist and Zen Priest Kritee Kanko, Teja Bell (Qi Gong) and Eve Decker (music) for a special Climate Day.
The day will include guided meditations, inspired teachings, music, Qigong, and feature presentations by Bay Area organizations on ways we can take specific, tangible actions for the planet. Teachers will also share on themes of climate action and social justice in relation the the Dharma.
The day will be offered free of charge with donations going to organizations in support of climate action.
To Register and for more information, please refer to the flyer – Showing Up for the Planet