Laney College is hosting a free screening of the film, "Gerrymandering," on Friday, October 8 in the Theater building.
What is "gerrymandering"? Named for the Massachusetts governor who conveniently redrew a few erratic lines in 1812, gerrymandering is the redistricting of electoral boundaries to effect voting outcome in favor of a particular candidate, political party, et cetera.
Director Jeff Reichert gathers an impressive bevy of experts to smartly present a well-rounded exposé. This accessible and informative documentary encourages us to put on our bifocals and more closely inspect the warp and woof of America's democratic system.
A reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by a 5:30 p.m. lecture, and the movie from 6-8 p.m.
This event is open to the public and is free of charge. However, donations will be accepted to help send the Fusion Theater (Laney College Theater Company) theater student to Scotland for the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 Rasheed Shabazz