City of Asylum Hosts Free Virtual Events
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, or to register, visit the Alphabet City website.
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook Presented with the ACLU-PA
Monday, October 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote?” What if they hatched and pursued that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? Between 2016 and 2018, over 17 million names were purged from voter rolls across the United States. This is the frightening tale. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, the documentary identifies, chronicles and unpacks a decade of dirty tricks of a shrewd ten-part strategy to undercut the right to vote. The need to see this award-winning documentary has never been greater – nor more timely.