Join Radical Public Health and local activist organizations to learn about how the 13th Amendment established the legal continuation of slavery in the US—primarily targeting people of color—and what you can do to fight it. We will follow the screening with small group discussions facilitated by representatives from local activist organizations, so attendees can learn how they can get involved in the fight against the prison industrial complex.
Doors open at 6:00. Screening begins at 6:15.
Free. Refreshments will be served.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum presents this program in partnership with Radical Public Health in anticipation of the museum's next exhibition States of Incarceration.
About the film
"Ms. DuVernay has delivered a stirring treatise on the prison industrial complex through a nexus of racism, capitalism, policies and politics. It sounds exhausting, but it’s electrifying....It’s like being in a room with the smartest people around, all intent on rocking your world."—New York Times
"The whole film is a virtual tour through racism. We’re giving you 150 years of oppression in 100 minutes. The film was 150 years in the making....If you know all this stuff, great. Pass it on. If you don’t know it, know it. You need to know it. Because at this point, after you see 13th, silence in this case is consent. You know all of this. You’re a forward-thinking person, you care about it. You can’t just walk out into the night after you see the movie or put down your iPad after you see it on Netflix and do nothing about it."—Ava DuVernay, director of 13th