Join us for a very special evening celebrating the new film SURGE - a feature documentary about the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic 2018 midterm elections.
At 6 p.m. CST, join us on Facebook Live for a timely, LIVE conversation featuring Congresswomen Lauren Underwood and filmmakers Hannah Rosenzweig and Wendy Sachs in conversation with Tracie D. Hall, executive director of the American Library Association.
Together they will discuss: How do we create a pipeline for female candidates in the future? How do we encourage more women to run for political office and broaden support for women candidates?
You do not need a Facebook account to watch live at https://www.facebook.com/arlingtonheightslibrary/
Then, view SURGE. To view the full film, you must register via Eventbrite (per license agreements). You will then receive a link to view SURGE on Zoom: REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surge-film-screening-and-discussion-tickets-86826675925
Presented in partnership with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago History Museum, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Aurora Public Library, Gail Borden Public Library, and Schaumburg Township District Library and DuSable Museum of African American History.
About the Film:
SURGE is the feature documentary about the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic 2018 midterm elections. The film asks the question, is this a moment or a movement? Lauren Underwood, the youngest black woman to ever be elected to Congress is one of our three main characters. And each of our candidates in Texas, Indiana and Illinois were looking to flip their deep red districts to blue. The film is bookended by reflecting on the urgency of this time with a nod to women’s political history and the “1992 Year of the Woman” and then looks forward to the future. View the SURGE trailer
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