Laverne Berry, an activist attorney who volunteers to help thwart the intended consequences of voter suppression. Together with the film's director, Anne De Mare, she is co-producer of "Capturing the Flag."
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is President of Repairers of the Breach and chief architect of the "Forward Together Moral Movement." In 2013, Rev. Barber began leading regular "Moral Mondays" civil-rights protests in Raleigh, North Carolina. His "Higher Ground Moral Declaration" provides a moral agenda for our nation on issues including: democracy and voting rights; poverty and economic justice; workers’ rights; education; healthcare; environmental justice; immigrant rights and challenging xenophobia; criminal justice; LGBTQ rights; and war-mongering and the military.
NPR: Kelly McEvers' 2016 interview with Richard Spencer
November 17, 2016: Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's incoming White House chief strategist, used to run the website Breitbart, which he called "the platform for the alt-right." The alt-right has been associated with racism, anti-Semitism and misogyny. Its adherents believe they have a voice in the new administration. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who coined the term "alt-right."
This week on THE JANUS ADAMS SHOW: Voter suppression. What it is, how it is done, its repercussions, what -- with precedent as our guide -- we can expect if this year's tactics succeed in returning America to the "good old days" of blatant racism; and what you can do about it.
Our guests: Laverne Berry, activist attorney; and Anne De Mare, director; co-producers of one of this year's most important documentaries, CAPTURING THE FLAG.
"This film is called Capturing the Flag—literally. That’s what you have here. You do not have people winning. You have people cheating; which also is a sign of our power if we can orgaize. Because people do not cheat you if they can beat you in a straight up fight.”
~ Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
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Tags: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Laverne Berry, Capturing the Flag, Anne De Mare, Eyes on the Prize, Congressman John Lewis, Kelly McEvers, NPR, Republican, Richard Spencer, Mavis Staples, Pres. Donald J. Trump, Voter Suppression, Voting Rights, WJFF
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