On March 3, Catt Center director Karen M. Kedrowski will lead a virtual showing of and discussion on the documentary “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power” at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. To participate, visit the virtual screening room at https://go.iastate.edu/VZKSKM.
The feature-length documentary tells the story of Representative Barbara Lee, who has been a voice for human rights, peace, and economic and racial justice in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1998. Before serving in the U.S. House, Lee served in the California state assembly from 1990 to 1996 and in the California state Senate from 1996 to 1998.
The documentary features insights from a number of members of Congress and public figures, including Senator Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, CNN commentator Van Jones, actor Danny Glover and author Alice Walker.
“This is a powerful documentary about a dedicated and principled advocate and inspiring public servant,” Kedrowsi said. “We are fortunate to bring her story to our students and the community.”