One State, One Film: Let the People Decide

One State, One Film: Let the People Decide


Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00pm – 8:15pm

Gavin Guerra
Writer, Producer & Director of
Let the People Decide

David Dennis
Civil Rights Icon
featured in Let the People Decide

Maxien Robinson-Lewin
NAACP GH Chapter

Zal Shroff
Clinical Lecturer in Law
Senior Liman Fellow in Residence
Yale Law School

Michelle Riordan-Nold
Executive Director

Join members of the Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice & Race, along with leading advocates in the fight for criminal justice reform, to explore ways each one of us can support and promote a more equitable future for all.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00pm – 8:15pm


David J. Dennis has been a civil rights activist since the 1960s. He grew up in the segregated area of Omega, Louisiana, and worked as co-director of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), as director of Mississippi’s Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and as one of the organizers of the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. (Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty Criminal Justice and Race)

Gavin Guerra is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and has worked creating computer-generated visual effects for film and TV for 28 years as well as teaching those skills at the university level for 20 years. Since 2013, Gavin has been making a documentary film on the history of voting rights in the US as relates to race and is currently producing the new “space show” for the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

Maxien Robinson-Lewin, NAACP GH Chapter President.

Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director at CT Data Collaborative. Michelle’s vision for CTData is to provide the public with accessible data that informs public decision making. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, writing poetry, and reading non fiction.

Zal Shroff, is Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. At the Liman Center, he supervises students working on projects related to criminal justice reform and co-teaches the Liman Workshop. Previously, he worked for two years as a staff attorney and civil rights litigator at the ACLU of Kansas.