Free Student Screening of Capturing the Flag.
Q & A with Civil Rights Champion Rev. Dr. William J. Barber ll
Voter Registration and Call-to-Action Materials
Rev. Dr. Barber will engage college students from around NYC in a powerful dialogue about the dangers to voting and democracy in America today and what everyday citizens can do to help. Students can register to vote on-site and will be provided with Call-to-Action materials giving specific steps they can take to get involved. The conversation follows a special student preview screening of Capturing The Flag, a new documentary that shows, in real time, the effects of purges on eligible voters in North Carolina during the 2016 Presidential Election.
Capturing The Flag tells the story of a tight-knit group of friends who travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - the 2016 “poster child” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens. What they find at the polls serves as both a warning and a call to action for anyone interested in protecting the “One Man, One Vote” fundamental of our democracy. Dealing with themes that are constantly sensationalized and manipulated by the media - Left vs. Right, North vs. South, Black vs. White – Capturing The Flag offers instead deeply personal, often surprising perspectives on the 2016 Presidential Election and its aftermath. For more information and to see a trailer of the film: www.capturingtheflag.com