Film Screening of Battleground for a New Generation
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures and the Bunche Center for African American Studies present a documentary film about the 2004 Presidential election cycle and key voter mobilization groups -- Rock the Vote, PunkVoter, The National Hip-Hop Political Convention, Headcount, Stonewall Democrats, College Republicans, The New Voters Project, and Pissed Off Voters.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Room 135 Haines Hall
Bunche Center Library and Media Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The film chronicles the efforts of members of these groups to mobilize youth. Picking up digital cameras and raising $50,000 while crisscrossing the country as Yale graduate students in 2004, Dr. Jonathan Kidd and Dr. Sonya Winton, UCLA Institute of American Cultures Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-08, set out to prove using investigative media that some of the fundamental aspects of American democracy -- education, organization, and participation -- remained alive and well within America's youth demographic.
Cost: Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($8) available in lot 2.
Documentary Film Screening and Reception.
Sponsor(s): Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA Institute of American Cultures.