13th Screening & Discussion
Please join us for a special screening and discussion surrounding Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed documentary, 13th.
The title of DuVernay’s documentary refers to the 13th Amendment of the US 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 current rate of mass criminalization and the state of the American prison industry is easily and articulately laid out by DuVernay, with a host of featured guests throughout the film.
Stick around after the film for a panel discussion with representatives from across campus.
Light refreshments will be served.
This events is being sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden