When:
June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
2017-06-02T19:00:00-07:00
2017-06-02T19:15:00-07:00
Where:
Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Pl N
Seattle, WA 98103
USA
Cost:
Free

The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery in 1865, but it also included a provision regarding crime. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist.” That exception has justified the use of forced labor as long as the laborer is a convict. This documentary argues that this loophole has led to mass criminalization of blacks and a sprawling American prison industry. Director Ava DuVernay supports her thesis with a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men.

Presented by Meaningful Movies in Wallingford.

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