Film Screening: “13th”

The title of this 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 thoroughly laid out in this film.

This event is being hosted as part of a series put together in collaboration with the Montpelier Senior Center, consider join more of these curated events. It will include a short facilitated discussion following the film. This event is part of a series co-sponsored by the City of Montpelier and Kellogg-Hubbard Library and hosted by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. Please know that this series is designed in large part to engage and encourage White people to do racial justice work. To this end, while many of PJC’s workshops have multi-racial attendance, they do “center” Whiteness in a way that can be frustrating, harmful, and/or just not as meaningful to People of Color (POC). This is not always the case. We trust that individuals know best what will be most useful to them. If you are a POC and wish to discuss this, please let the Peace & Justice Center know.

Advance registration is encouraged at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center office and can be done with Montpelier Senior Activity Center registration form or online; space is limited.