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Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power | APIAHF & Partners

May 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


APIAHF is proud to cosponsor the premiere of the film Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, Abby Ginzberg. Join us with our partners NAACP, National Urban League, UnidosUS, and the March on Washington Film Festival to celebrate one of the staunchest allies and advocates for our community.

The documentary, which won the NAACP Image Award, is an intimate, inspiring, and timely portrait of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a true pioneer on behalf of racial and economic justice, and the lone voice in opposition to the authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. Today, Congresswoman Lee is the highest-ranking African American woman in the United States Congress.

The documentary features an all-star cast including Senator Cory Booker, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. John Lewis, CNN commentator Van Jones, actor Danny Glover, and author Alice Walker who all share insights about what makes Barbara Lee unique as a public servant and as a truth-telling African American woman.

Our panelists for the discussion include:

  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • Majority Whip, Congressman James Clyburn
  • Award-Winning Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg
  • Journalist April Ryan
  • and other special guests


May 16, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT