Hillary Clinton hands over her social media platforms and millions of followers to Erika Alexander as the actress plans to host special guests and tribute the late John Lewis.
The actress will take control of former Secretary of State Clinton’s Twitter and Instagram accounts on two separate occasions this week, Variety reports. Magnolia Pictures, Participant and Color Farm Media will host a series of live events in honor of the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble.
This includes a live tweet event of the film at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday from its producer Alexander. Using Clinton’s profile, she will share details of the project. Leaders in civil rights, politicians, filmmakers, and more will also provide analysis to honor Lewis’s life and career according to Variety.
The social swap does not stop with Twitter. On Thursday, Alexander will take over Clinton’s Instagram profile for the full day. Sharing an artistic flyer for the virtual event on Instagram, she notes the broadcast will include “great talk, lots of laughs, and a John Lewis “Good Trouble” tribute!”
According to Variety, the special guest list is featured with politicians, directors, and Hollywood talent, including her former Living Single costars. This includes live conversations with Stacey Abrams, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rev. William Barber, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Aunjanue Ellis, Ledisi, Jose Antonio Vargas, and more.
The film’s director Dawn Porter will also be partaking in the discussions.
The film campaign also has in-person promotions plans that align with current social distancing mandates. Variety reports that on Aug. 6 the Good Trouble campaign will host a drive-in screening of the film in Atlanta, Georgia. Representatives of organizations such as Black Voters Matter, CivivGA, and VoteRiders will be in attendance to help distribute voting rights resources.
According to the film’s official website, Good Trouble “chronicles Lewis’s 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration.” Directed by Porter, Alexander joins a team of producers including Porter herself, Laura Michalchyshyn, and Ben Arnon.
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