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13th (Film) – Viewing and Discussion of this Documentary Film

Join us for a viewing and discussion of the critically acclaimed documentary 13th

Fromslave to criminal with one amendment. 13th.Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for a feature documentary, 13th explores race in the United States criminal justice system. Titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery, the film director argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated in the U.S. through mass incarceration.

Discussion will include opportunities to influence socially responsible criminal justice reform and promote racial and economic justice.

Haverhill Campus Viewing & Discussion

Monday, February 27, 2017
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hartleb Technology Center (TC Building)
Room TC-103 B

Lawrence Campus Viewing & Discussion

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:30 to 11:00 am
Dimitry (L) Building
Room L-244

More Information

February is designated as Black History Month and is a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in US History. It began as Negro history week in 1926 which was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

This viewing and discussion was created by The Center for Professional Development, The Culture & Inclusion Learning Community, Enrollment Services & Student Life and Academic & Student Affairs.

We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information: Kimberly Burns, kburns@necc.mass.edu.