Please join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend on Monday, October 8th at 6:30 PM for "13TH: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment" in the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sanctuary, 2333 San Juan Ave in Port Townsend.
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.
Sponsors: Meaningful Movies Port Townsend, QUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee, and QUUF Social and Environmental Justice Council
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Trailer and More Info: https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/13th-from-slave-to-criminal-with-one-amendment-2/