If You Aren’t Scared, You Aren’t Paying Attention



Vacation does not keep L. Joy from making sure we get our needed #SundayCivics lesson! To discuss voter suppression, she brings film producer Timothy Smith and the incomparable Joy Ann Reid to the front of the class to discuss the perils of voter suppression because in the words of Joy Ann Reid, “..if you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.” Our Guests Timothy (Tim) Smith is an accomplished and award-winning television producer and Executive Producer of the film Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, Rigged chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks - including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in North Carolina and voter intimidation in Texas. Tim has worked for The PBS NewsHour, Unapix Entertainment, Newsweek Productions, Docere Digital Studios and MSNBC, where he executive produced their documentaries and series