Free Film Showing
Monday, May 5 / 7:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Meeting Room A&B
60 South High Street, Akron (free parking after 6 pm in parking deck)
Legalize Democracy examines the history of the relationship between corporate power, oppression and people’s social movements in the quest for real democracy in the US.
The 28-minute documentary utilizes interviews and historical legal and constitutional evidence to document how people of all genders, nationalities and races have strived for democracy and how corporations and the wealthy few have won never intended rights and power to rule – at the expense of our civil liberties, communities and environment.
Panel discussion to follow film, followed by general discussion. The panel includes:
• Jennifer Toles, Organizer, Ohio Organizing Collaborative; Co-Director Community Outreach, The Way of Mind & Body
• George Johnson, President of AFSCME Local 1360, City of Akron
• Damareo Cooper, Organizing Director, Ohio Organizing Collaborative
• John Fuller, Clerk, Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee
Legalize Democracy is produced by Move to Amend (movetoamend.org), the national coalition seeking a US Constitutional Amendment to increase democracy by establishing that only human beings, not corporations, possess inalienable constitutional rights and that political money is not equivalent to political speech. More than 550 communities across the nation have passed either resolutions or initiatives in support of the Move to Amend amendment.
Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), AFSCME Local 1360, Ohio Organizing Collaborative, The Way of Mind & Body
More information, contact AFSC at 330-928-2301