“Rigged” : Film and Panel Discussion

November 14, 2019
Harvard Law School Wasserstein Hall, Milstein Suite 1565 (East B & C) Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 021386

The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession was proud to host a showing of the documentary “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook,” a film executive produced by Steven “Mac” Heller, former co-head of global investment banking at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Rigged is narrated by actor Jeffrey Wright and was shot during the 2016 election. The film outlines how a concerted, well-funded effort was made by certain right-wing groups working with states in 2016 to disenfranchise voters, particularly certain minority groups and young people, in order to maintain power.

Following the showing of the film, the Center hosted a panel discussion with, Rigged executive producer Mac Heller, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor and Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and our own faculty director, David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives. The panel conversation included a discussion on race, history and the important role of lawyers.

This event was co-sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice and The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research.