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Battleground Film Screening
Wednesday, February 16, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmFree
Battleground is an intimate look at our current political divide, as seen through the eyes of two grassroots activists in the pivot counties of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Tom Carroll is a Trump delegate, and a Tea Party chairman. Greg Edwards is a Black pastor, and a progressive leader supported by Bernie Sanders. When their paths collide, we realize that they have much more in common than meets the eye.
As polarization has divided voters and eroded the public’s trust in institutions, it is more important than ever before to bridge the political divide between one another. Join us on February 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Normal Theater as we take a look at Battleground and hear from Illinois State faculty on how we can de-polarize our communities and country.
“Battleground’s result is a film that skillfully lends itself to an all-important dialogue between parents and teens about respectful communication with others, and that it’s okay to agree to disagree.” – Common Sense Media