On October 29th, join our conversation on civil rights as we will engage with the documentary film, "13th" for a time of Dinner and Discussion. We will watch clips of the film and have dinner, followed by a discussion afterward. You must register to attend.
This film is recommended for people 18 years or age or older. Please use your discretion.
About The Documentary
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. Now Streaming on Netflix.