a4a Racial Justice Group
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Casa Community Center
780 South Park Centre
This documentary explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.” It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). Director Ava DuVernay demonstrates that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the Civil War, through arrests of poor freedmen, convict leasing, disenfranchisement, lynchings, and Jim Crow. She addresses the “war on drugs” that weighs heavily on minority communities, and the mass incarceration of people of color in the U.S., along with the prison-industrial complex.
A brief Question/Answer period will follow the film. This event is offered by Action4RacialJustice, a working group of alliance4action.