NEWPORT NEWS — The United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula will host a dinner and movie screening about gerrymandering on Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
USJ hosts a series of community events throughout the year known as “Lunch & Learn” where the public can enjoy a meal and learn about a variety of different topics, including gerrymandering.
The event is free for UJC members and $12 admission for the general public.
According to Merriam-Webster, gerrymandering is the division of an area into several voting districts to benefit a political party and put the opposing party at a disadvantage.
The 2016 documentary film, GerryRIGGED, will be shown at the event.
GerryRIGGED was created in partnership with the Community Ideas Stations, a public broadcasting media company that serves parts of Virginia, and OneVirginia2021, a local nonprofit that aims to educate the public about gerrymandering and advocates for the redistricting of the state.
See the GerryRIGGED trailer below:
After the film screening, there will be an interactive discussion with one of the co-chairs of OneVirginia2021.
The Lunch & Learn: Dinner event will be at the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, 401 City Center Blvd.