Black Voters Matter is partnering with Disney in Georgia to host free screenings of Marvel’s Black Panther “Wakanda Forever” in a nationwide effort to increase voter turnout

Black Voters Matter today announced their partnership with Disney®parent company of Wonder Franchise to host various Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activations across the state of Georgia to increase voter turnout ahead of the December 6 runoff. The aim of this campaign was: “Wakanda Chooses Forever” is to energize and activate voters statewide and raise awareness of the issues impacting local Black communities while building community power through Black love and joy

The highly anticipated second installment in the Black Panther franchise has fans flocking to theaters for a glimpse of black power and excellence in action. BVM will host private screenings of Wakanda Forever beginning Saturday, November 19th in the following Georgia cities: Albany​, Atlanta​, Augusta​, Columbus​, Decatur​, Fayetteville​, Macon​, Savannah, and Valdosta.

Georgians are at a critical moment where the Senate race between Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker has moved forward and voters will determine not only who controls the Senate but ultimately the protections that communities of color have in this country. Black Voters Matter hopes to empower black communities through effective participation in the democratic process that allows members of the black community to choose their destiny.

“The people of Georgia are important. The blue wall may have held back the red wave, but the full-fledged attack on democracy is not over yet. Despite the record turnout, voter suppression still impacted the state elections,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter. “The stakes are extremely high in this race because Georgians need a champion for voting rights. The results of this race will impact Georgia and beyond.”

“We believe that our efforts to build power must include Black love and Black culture. Our free screenings of Marvel’s Wakanda Forever allow attendees to help us spread the word about the upcoming runoff,” said Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter.

The events will run up to Election Day and will include customer canvassing, African drummers and dance groups, free BVM merchandise and guest concessions. Free tickets will be given out through local radio stations across the state and to volunteers who have helped with GOTV’s recent outreach efforts. Participants are asked to join BVM’s grassroots efforts to increase voter turnout by getting family and friends to get out and vote.