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An Evening with Cynthia McKinney and screening of American Blackout
Date Wednesday February 21
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKen Preston-Pile
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, Global Exchange, and Green Party of Alameda County present

An Evening With

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

Plus a Screening of the award-winning documentary,

American Blackout

Wednesday, February 21

Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

7:00 pm Talk by and Q and A with Congresswoman McKinney
8:30 pm American Blackout screening

Since being elected in 1992 as the first African-American Congresswoman from Georgia, Cynthia Ann McKinney has gained national and international renown as a tireless advocate for human rights, voting rights and holding government accountable. McKinney's voting record reflects her philosophy that government should serve to provide uplift to local communities and honor the dignity of the human spirit, promoting the rights of seniors, students, the disabled, minorities, veterans and workers. She is known as intelligent, passionate, and charismatic, and has served as an effective member of the House of Representatives and of the Democratic Party.

After ten years of service, Congresswoman McKinney lost her seat in 2002 thanks to a concerted effort by Republicans to organize voters to "cross over" and vote against her in the Democratic Primaries. Her experience as the target of such an orchestrated campaign has been documented in the film, "American Blackout," directed by Ian Inaba. This film, which won an award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, features McKinney's career as a Congresswoman and deals with the historical suppression of black voters in the United States.

street parking, wheelchair access
tickets: $12 advance, $15 door. Benefits KPFA Radio 94.1 FM and Global Exchange
available at many Bay Area independent bookstores:
East Bay-Black Oak; Cody's; DIESEL, A Bookstore; Global Exchange store, Moe's Books; Pegasus (2 stores); Pendragon; Walden Pond
San Francisco-Cody's; Modern Times
or by calling 415-255-7296 X253
or online at http://www.globalexchange.org/mckinneyevent

Public Information: http://www.kpfa.org or 510-848-6767x609
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 6th, 2007 9:02 PM
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