Free Screening of Ava DuVernay’s 13th on 1/13 at AAMP

Seating is limited. RSVP LIST IS CLOSED. THERE WILL BE A WAITLIST AT THE DOOR.

“The Oscar for this year’s Best Documentary belongs to 13th, Ava DuVernay’s incendiary, indelible and indispensable document about the myth of racial equality in America.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Join Reelblack and the African American Museum (701 Arch Street) in Philadelphia for a FREE screening of Ava DuVernay’s 13TH. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues addressed in this film. Panelists will be announced shortly. This screening is presented as part of AAMP’s annual MLK Weekend Celebration sponsored by Citizens Bank. Community partners: 900AM-WURD, BlackStar Film Festival, Scribe Video Center, Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Philadelphia Sunday Sun.

Confirmed to moderate is 900AM WURD Program Director Stephanie Renee.  Panelists for Friday’s screening are

Mitchell Chance, public speaker and author of The Great Hijack https://www.amazon.com/Great-Hijack-stealing-Talented-through/dp/1539478823

William L. Goldsby, Chair Reconstruction Inc. Author, Reconstructing Rage https://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Rage-Transformative-Incarceration-Spirituality

El Sawyer, Filmmaker and Social Justice Activist http://pullofgravityfilm.com/bios/

Kevin Shird
National Youth Advocate, Author of ‘Lessons of Redemption’ and ‘Uprising in the City’ https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Redemption-Kevin-Shird/dp/1908518235

Doors: 6:00 pm

Screening: 6:30 pm

More about 13TH

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film 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. A Netflix original documentary.

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