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Avery Fall Film Screening Presents: 13th
September 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, and the South Carolina League of Women Voters are pleased to present a free screening of Ava DuVernay’s award winning documentary 13th.
In her 2016 documentary, Ava DuVernay explains how the 13th amendment relocated the institution of slavery into the prison system. 13th is a thought-provoking, powerful, and important film that forces its viewers to question the prison industrial complex and the rise of a new Jim Crow in America. DuVernay combats institutional racism with the help of activists, politicians, and historians who have seen and experienced racial injustice. 13th stands as a beacon of hope and understanding for those who are “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Following the screening, a panel will discuss the state of discussion featuring Dr. Lisa Brock, the Race and Social Justice Initiative Fall 2017 Scholar in Residence and Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College, Dr. Stacey Patton, co-author of the Charleston County Racial Disparities Report, and Susan K. Dunn,the legal director for the ACLU of South Carolina since 2009.