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"13th" Documentary Film Screening and discussion
Join us for special King week screening of Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed documentary on incarceration and racial inequality– “13th” at the Stone Center auditorium on January 18, at 7pm.
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.
Following the screening there will be a discussion facilitated by James E. Williams, Jr., Public Defender, Chatham/Orange Counties; Daryl Atkinson, Second Chance Fellow, Bureau of Justice Assistance of the Department of Justice; and Maurice Grier, B4 (Building Bonds, Breaking B.A.R.S.).
This special screening is co-sponsored by: B4 (Building Bonds, Breaking B.A.R.S.); Chapel Hill/Carrboro NAACP; District 15B Public Defender (Chatham, Orange Counties) Orange Organizing Against Racism Alliance; Parr Center for Ethics, UNC at Chapel Hill; Racial Justice Committee of the National Association for Public Defense; Carolina Black Caucus, UNC at Chapel Hill.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information call 919-962-9001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.