Movie club: discussion of Ava DuVernay's documentary film 13th

This month, we will be watching 13th, the powerful documentary film by award-winning filmaker Ava DuVernay that centers on racial inequality in the U.S. and specifically on the issue of mass incarceration of African American men. The title refers to the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. DuVernay contends that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the American Civil War through criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state. 

The film is available on Netflix; it is also streaming for free on YouTube. Please watch at your own convenience and come prepared to discuss.

July 23, 2020 at 7:30pm - 9pm Madrid Time
Barcelona, CT
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Linda Jones Doris Stanger Madeleine Savit Laura Rostowfske Reilly Annie Graul

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