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Democrats Abroad GDL to host voter drive/film screenings

The Guadalajara chapter of Democrats Abroad (DA) has programmed a series of events, beginning Sunday, January 28, that combine cinema with get-out-the-vote action – action with the primary aim of diluting U.S President Donald Trump’s congressional alliances vis-a-vis the Senate and House elections in November.

The first of the “Meet up & Movie” presentations will feature “The Internet’s Own Boy, the Story of Aaron Swartz.”  Written and directed by Brian Knappenberger in 2014, this documentary follows the career of Swartz, founder of Reddit, among other things, but more germain to DA’s platform an activist in the realm of social justice, a “hacktivist.”  Swartz committed suicide in 2013 amidst his embroilment in a years-long legal battle with the federal government over his online activities.  He was 26.

If “The Internet’s Own Boy” doesn’t grab you, you may be interested in attending the Sunday screenings to follow on its heels (locations to be decided at a later date):

February 25: “Capitalism, A Love Story”

March 25: “Citizen Koch”

April 22: “Where to Invade Next?”

The January “Meet up & Movie” presentation is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will be hosted by the American Society of Jalisco (AmSoc).  The event doubles as a pot-luck; attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to be shared with the rest of those eager to do their part in righting Washington’s highly unstable political canoe.

All proceeds (entry is 20 pesos) will go directly to AmSoc, located at Avenida San Francisco, 3332, Colonia Chapalita, Guadalajara.  For more information on Democrats Abroad, go to democratsabroad.org.  Information on the Guadalajara chapter can be found there and on Facebook.

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