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SURGE: Film + Panel Talk

May 1, 2020 - October 14, 2020

SURGE is a feature documentary about the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic 2018 midterm elections, featuring Liz Watson’s 2018 run for Congress.

The film follows three candidates who each were looking to flip their red district to blue: Jana Lynne Sanchez of Texas, Liz Watson of Indiana, and Lauren Underwood of Illinois.

SURGE is not only about women running for office, but about women getting behind women running for office. It’s about grassroots activism. It’s about putting everything on the line.

Following the screening, Liz Watson will be joined by candidate Shelli Yoder, filmmakers Hannah Rosenzweig and Wendy Sachs, Jennifer Crossley (Monroe County Democratic Party), and Nicole Yates (Hoosier Women Forward) for a discussion led by Lisa-Marie Napoli (IU PACE).

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13*, 6:30 pm, followed by panel discussion at 8:05

*Surge will be available for viewing from Oct 10th through Oct 13th.

The film screening is FREE but registration is required.

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors

IU Dept. of Gender Studies

Hoosier Women Forward

Monroe County Democratic Party

Democratic Women’s Caucus

IU Department of History

IU Department of Political Science

IU College of Arts and Sciences, Political and Civil Engagement

Shelli Yoder for State Senate

The Hamilton-Johnsen family

Bob Arnove

Judy Klein


May 1, 2020
October 14, 2020
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