2017 Summer Conference Special Events

 

      

 
SPECIAL EVENTS
 
SUNDAY, JULY 16
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.         
Documentary Screening & Discussion

Join other conference attendees for a screening of: 13th 

The title of Director Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 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.

A discussion will follow the screening.