The Speed Art Museum (2035 S. 3rd Street, Louisville) will be screening a new film What is Democracy? on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. Featuring a diverse cast and spanning continents, this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, and the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means. Watch the trailer here.
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is hosting a post-screening panel discussion featuring four dynamic panelists, all representing different facets of our local democracy. Moderating our lively discussion will be KFTC’s Vice-Chair Cassia Heron, a leader in the local food movement, community organizer and social justice warrior. She will be joined by:
* Aja Barber, a community health administrator and one of the leaders of the Center for Health Equity’s participatory budgeting initiative, Our Money Our Voice.
* Representative Josie Raymond, a newly elected Kentucky legislator for House District 31 and Student Success Coach at the University of Louisville.
* Austin Norrid, a local high school music teacher and member of Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth’s democracy and racial justice teams.
* Jenny Bencomo Suárez, a member of Mijente Louisville and a volunteer with La Casita Center.
Tickets to the film screening are $9 (or $7 for Speed Museum members) and can be purchased online here or in person. This film is recommended for ages 16+. The film is 107 minute and begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the panel discussion.