Health Sciences Social Justice Film Series
Film is an art form that can touch our lives through a variety of senses and can be a vehicle to deliver powerful messages.
The UW Health Sciences Social Justice Film Series is where academia meets art, expanding our awareness and inspiring change. It will take an informative and powerfully artistic approach to addressing issues related to many forms of bigotry and discrimination. and deeper reflection. Films are selected by a committee of faculty, staff and students from across the health sciences.
Join us for the first film in the series, “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”
Why this film? “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” is a short powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression. It discusses how racist policies and laws result in widespread voter suppression targeting and affecting people who are poor, elderly, immigrant, and/or people of color disproportionately. We hope this film will inspire you to take additional actions to improve voter access in the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
We’ve created two opportunities for you to engage with this film + discussion with health sciences colleagues. This event is free, but we do ask that you register! Screenings and discussions will take place on Zoom.
Watch together and then discuss: Monday October 12, 2020 (Indigenous People’s Day), 6pm-8pm (film will screen from 6-6:45pm)
Watch the film for free on your own time and log in for a small group discussion about the film: Wednesday October 14, 2020; 12-1pm