Gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing electoral maps to serve the party in power, has been around for centuries. But in today’s hyperpartisan political environment it has been taken to unprecedented extremes, fueled by the elimination of corporate campaign contribution limits and the availability of vast amounts of personal information.
The new documentary Slay the Dragon shines a light on this timely issue, and follows a handful of citizens’ groups, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally, as they battle party operatives and an entrenched political establishment to fix a broken system. — Magnolia Pictures
Virtual Panel Discussion
Tue Apr 28, 7pm
Panelists: Danielle Conrad (ACLU), Brad Christian-Sallis (Civic Nebraska), Jody Neathery-Castro (Chair, UNO Dept. of Political Science). Moderator: Kirsten Case-Fuller (UNO Service Learning Academy).