November 2, 2021

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Out to Vote - A story of redemption, a story of democracy.

After 37 years in prison, Bobby Perkins can hardly believe that he has become a community leader, engaging marginalized citizens on democracy. Moreover, he has found meaning in the process. “That’s why I go out here to pound these sidewalks to register people to vote,” he explains between puffs of a Newport cigarette. “Because I believe in it. I believe in the democracy.”

Follow along in the run-up to the 2020 election as formerly incarcerated citizens, now community leaders Bobby Perkins, Nicole Hanson-Mundell and Monica Cooper go all-in to get out the vote in Baltimore, Maryland. Their efforts in the face of misinformation, polarization, and a global pandemic, are featured in this new Bertelsmann Foundation documentary by Samuel George, the director of, Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington DC. Theirs is a story of the powerful positive impact of democratic engagement.

Featured speakers in the panel discussion following the film included Gilda R. Daniels (NYU Law '90), Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, Nicole Hanson-Mundell, Executive Director, Out for Justice, and Sean Morales-Doyle Acting Director, Voting Rights & Elections, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice. The post-film panel discussion was moderated by Samuel George, Global Markets and Digital Advisor, Bertelsmann Foundation; Director, Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington, DC and Out to Vote: A Story of Redemption, A Story of Democracy.

This webinar was produced in partnership with the John Brademas Center of New York University, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and NYU Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation

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Meet the Panelists

Gilda R. Daniels

Gilda R. Daniels

Samuel George

Samuel George

Nicole Hanson-Mundell

Nicole Hanson-Mundell

Sean Morales-Doyle

Sean Morales-Doyle