Join Boston GLOW and the Boston Debate League for a screening of the film 13th followed by a facilitated discussion.
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.
This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Debate League. For more information on BDL, please visit www.bostondebate.org.
Complimentary appetizers will be served.
PLEASE NOTE: To watch the whole film and ensure time for a thought-provoking discussion, we will start at 6 and end at 8:30.
There is a $10 suggested donation for non Organized Women Members. Questions? please contact Kim@bostonglow.org.
54 Canal Street 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
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