"13th" Screening & Discussion on April 6, 2017

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 the Justice Policy Initiative (in Washington, D.C.), the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. We will be focusing our conversation on “The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Youth, Family, and Society.”
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