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• TODAY: Democracy Happy Hour @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET - The Bridge Alliance Programs to Empower Citizens & Strengthen Democracy with Kristina Becvar, Executive Director

Democracy Happy Hour TODAY @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET via Zoom!

Grab a drink and come hear about the latest democracy news, ongoing efforts to fix democracy, and actions you can take at our weekly Democracy Happy Hour, Wednesdays @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET. This is a virtual event via Zoom.

Today's topic for March 27, 2024:

The Bridge Alliance Projects to Empower Citizens & Strengthen Democracy: Citizen Connect, The Fulcrum & News Ambassadors 

with Kristina Becvar, Executive Director

The Bridge Alliance's mission is to welcome and support people and organizations in a co-created movement to bring about a thriving, just, and healthy democratic republic. They do this by engaging in projects and partnerships that serve one of three goals:

• Expanding the Movement by Welcoming Citizens
• Amplifying the Stories of the Movement
• Ensuring the Movement Represents All Americans

Upcoming Topics:

Sunday, April 28th @ 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Join Meaningful Movies Project and Fix Democracy First for a special online screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble on April 28th at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET!

John Lewis: Good Trouble is a documentary film that provides an intimate glimpse into the extraordinary life and enduring legacy of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis. Spanning over six decades of remarkable activism, the film portrays Lewis's evolution from a bold teenager at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement to a formidable legislative force. It begins with Lewis's courageous plea to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for assistance in integrating a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, a pivotal moment that cemented their close bond. From organizing Freedom Rides amidst violence and imprisonment to standing steadfastly at the forefront of historic marches in Washington and Selma, Lewis displayed resilience and determination. Throughout his journey, he championed the spirit of "good trouble," inspiring fellow Americans to confront injustice fearlessly. As the film chronicles Lewis's unparalleled commitment to justice and equality until his passing on July 17, 2020, it underscores his enduring message of hope and perseverance. View the trailer HERE.

Also join us for a panel discussion after the film with:

Barbara Arnwine is the President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, an organization focused on systematic change that achieves racial justice, gender, economic and social justice and human rights. Ms. Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. She is also a founder of Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition.

Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins is a senior advisor with Raben, a public affairs and organizational consulting firm, where he uses his extensive political and ministerial experience to help advance the firm's Faith Strategies Group. Prior to this position, Rev. Dr. Harkins was appointed by the Biden-Harris administration to serve as director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also currently serves on the board of Interfaith Alliance.

Cinthia Illan-Vazquez is the Executive Director at The Washington Bus, a movement building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across WA. Prior to joining the Bus, Cinthia was the Community Engagement Manager at the Center for Education Results where she led and supported various community engagement efforts and strategies. Cinthia also served as legislative assistant to current Speaker of the WA State House of Representatives Laurie Jinkins, and as a community organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition, an undocumented and youth-led advocacy organization.

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