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She Votes: Level UP! Series (Documentary Premiere of ‘No Small Plans’)
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for the first installment in our She Votes: Level UP! series. She Votes Illinois is determined to ensure everyone has the tools they need this election to have an impact on voter turnout and to get more women into office.
January 30th is the premiere of Annie Swank’s ‘No Small Plans’ which followed several aldermanic campaigns in Chicago in 2019. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of documentary participants.
No Small Plans is the story of three women running for Chicago City Council. The film examines the emotional, personal stakes inherent in putting yourself out there as well as the strategic, political considerations behind managing campaigns. Following these unique candidates through canvassing, community meetings, fundraisers, forums and much more, this is the story of individuals working tirelessly to gain the trust and support of their neighbors in a city infamous for its political ‘machine’. Candidates must persuade the many Chicago residents who are skeptical and reluctant to engage in local politics.
In the face of apathetic voters and entrenched incumbents, these women share a drive and desire to represent their communities in city government.
No Small Plans is about what it takes to win and why it matters.
Doors open: 6:00 PM (cash bar available for the first hour)
Documentary start: 6:25 PM
Panel: 7:15 – 8:00 PM
Cost: We are committed to making our events free for attendees and open to the public. If you would like to support our programming, please consider contributing if you are able on your Eventbrite RSVP. If you’d like to contribute via ActBlue, you can find us here.
Jackie Anderson, Campaign Manager, Maria for the 49th Ward
Eileen Dordek, former candidate for 47th Ward Alderwoman
Alderwoman Maria Hadden, 49th Ward Alderwoman
Maggie O’Keefe, former candidate for 40th Ward Alderwoman, candidate for 40th Ward Committeeperson
Annie Swank – ‘No Small Plans’ documentary producer and director
Sponsored and co-hosted by:
Chicago Athletic Association