Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

Thursday, October 17, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

True North Classroom 101, 280 Brook Street

Join us for a screening of the new feature documentary "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook."

Shot principally during the 2016 election, "Rigged" tracks the systematic, decade-long effort to suppress votes and reverse the growing demographic tide of new, young, non-white voters who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008. It details a variety of voter suppression tactics, ranging from the purging of voting rolls and passing of new, restrictive voter ID laws to gerrymandering and voter intimidation.

The film also includes interviews with Republican strategists detailing how the game was played as well as interviews with leading voting rights advocates, law professors, demographers, and Democratic strategists.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Timothy Smith, Brown Alumnus and executive producer of "Rigged," Richard Arenberg, Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and Marcela Betancur, Director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. 

Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy