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Documentary Premiere: No Small Plans

January 30, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Stagg Court

In partnership with She Votes IL, join us for the premiere of Annie Swank’s documentary, No Small Plans, which followed several female aldermanic campaigns in Chicago in 2019. The screening will be followed by a discussion with documentary participants.

Panelists include:
Jackie Anderson, Campaign Manager, Maria for the 49th Ward
Eileen Dordek, former candidate for 47th Ward Alderwoman
Alderwoman Maria Hadden, 49th Ward Alderwoman
Maggie O’Keefe, former candidate for 40th Ward Alderwoman
Moderated by Annie Swank, No Small Plans documentary producer and director

This event is free and open to all. RSVP here

Doors 6:00PM / Screening 6:25PM / Panel Discussion 7:15 – 8:00PM
Complimentary movie snacks!
Drinks available for purchase from 6:00-7:00PM


She Votes Illinois is determined to ensure everyone has the tools they need this election to have an impact on voter turnout and to get more women into office. This event is the first installment in their newest series, She Votes: Level Up.

No Small Plans is the story of three women running for Chicago City Council. The film examines the emotional, personal stakes inherent in putting yourself out there as well as the strategic, political considerations behind managing campaigns. Following these unique candidates through canvassing, community meetings, fundraisers, forums and much more, this is the story of individuals working tirelessly to gain the trust and support of their neighbors in a city infamous for its political ‘machine’. Candidates must persuade the many Chicago residents who are skeptical and reluctant to engage in local politics.

In the face of apathetic voters and entrenched incumbents, these women share a drive and desire to represent their communities in city government.

No Small Plans is about what it takes to win and why it matters.


January 30, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Stagg Court


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