Continue the Legacy, a GOTV PSA, was selected by the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival for the student PSA challenge “Why She Votes.” Continue the Legacy highlights the next generation of women voters and suffragists who fought for women’s right to vote. Monique Brown and Brianna Rogers are the creative team behind the PSA.
“So many women in the past refused to be silent. The same can be said for many women today. One way for women’s voices to be heard is through voting,” the filmmakers wrote in their PSA description.
According to the Pew Research Center 1-in-10 eligible voters will be from Generation Z (between the ages of 18 and 23). The 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival launched the PSA challenge to commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment winning women the vote and inspire young adult voters peer-to-peer to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming November election.
Continue the Legacy is being featured on the 2020 One Woman One Festival’s social media, this website, and upcoming events for One Woman One Vote [online] Film Festival presented in partnership with Women Make Movies.
Monique and Brianna also received complimentary tickets to the concert screening of Ava DuVernay’s 13TH documentary at the John F. Kennedy Center in March. “Most of the time, elected officials would rather turn a blind eye to racism than to create a solution, which makes individuals who are most affected by racism hopeless,” says Monique, reflecting on recent events sparking the Black Lives Matter protests. “Now it is our time to take back the power and use the system meant to discourage us and vote for politicians who are ready to address the issue.”
Both from Washington, DC, Monique and Brianna met and collaborated on their PSA production at Double R Productions through the DC Department of Employment Services’ Creative Economy Career Access Program (CECAP). Brianna put herself on a media career track in high school. She’s earning her degree in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Monique graduated from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications Studies. She aspires to be a content producer and film director.
“This is just an amazing opportunity,” says Brianna. “We are very thankful for the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival for inviting us to the events and giving us a platform to showcase our work.”
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