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With A Made Up Mind: History of the Black vote in Southwest Florida
October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WGCU Public Media will screen a short documentary about the history of the Black vote in Southwest Florida titled, “With A Made Up Mind.” After the 18-minute video, the facilitator will discuss related issues and themes from the documentary with the group. For example, what current issues around voting and local elections are challenging to your community? The group will also discuss possible solutions. The facilitator will invite attendees to participate in a lively but informal conversation about civic engagement, voter suppression and voter empowerment. WGCU will ask if there are stories from LaBelle that should be included in a longer form documentary on this topic or covered by WGCU News. Voter registration forms will be available on site.
Parking available at library. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Broadcasting Hope Media Grant in partnership with WGCU Public Media.
October 5 @ 2:00 pm -
October 5 @ 3:00 pm