As much as Resisters in Sevilla love to get together to drink beer and conspire about plans for a better future, the truth is, it is HOT out there. In the weeks ahead, the city will begin her long siesta as residents hide inside or scatter the globe to find a cool spot in the shade.
Because we know that getting together in person will not be practical during the months ahead, a number of us have committed to reading, listening, and watching the titles below in an effort to become more informed and stay engaged. In the fall we will gather to discuss what we have wondered and learned. This will be informal (of course!) and fun (duh!) so we’d love for you to join us.
If you decide to come along for the ride, please let us know. We have big visions involving Google Groups and fascinating conversation threads so we would hate for you to miss out. Send Sage an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.
Without further ado, here is American Resistance Sevilla’s suggested media consumption list for summer 2017.
Ratf**ked (2016) by David Daley
“The Editor-in-Chief of Salon reveals activities by Republicans—including Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie and Chris Jankowki—who organized the REDMAP to provide unofficial state-race funding to reshape districts and legislatures in favor of Republican interests.” (npr.org/books)
13th (2016) by Ava Duvernay for Netflix
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“13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).” (Wikipedia)
"How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money, to safety and sex for an entire nation? Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court to explain how cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench.”
We hope you'll join us in reading, watching, and listening to these compelling stories now, and come together with your fellow Resisters in the fall to discuss what we learned, how we feel about it, and where we go from here.
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