We are excited to support the screening of Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power at Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film, from December 2-8, 2022.
In a county that was 80 percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first-person accounts and searing archival footage, Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.
Visit DCTV’s website for a list of screening times and to purchase tickets. Center for Constitutional Rights supporters can get 15 percent off tickets by entering the promotional code LowndesCountyCCR on the page with the seat selection.
Vince Warren, the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, makes an appearance in the documentary Boycott, screening on December 5, 2022. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jerome McDonnell, MC Former Host of Worldview, WBEZ; Rebecca Glenberg, Senior Supervising Attorney, Illinois ACLU; and Dima Khalidi, Director, Palestine Legal.
Over the past six years, unbeknownst to most Americans, 34 states passed laws intending to silence boycott and other nonviolent measures aimed at pressuring Israel on its human rights record. These dangerous bills remove the legal protection that has been awarded to boycotts for generations, granting governments the power to condition jobs on political viewpoints. Boycott chronicles one of the most consequential First Amendment battles of the past few decades and investigates the question – how did we get here?
December 2, 2022