12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ava DuVernay, a filmmaker and activist best known for Selma, tells us why the US has less than 5% of the world’s population but almost 25% of the world’s prisoners and why one out of four African-American males will serve prison time at some point in their lives. Her latest documentary about the prison industrial complex sheds light on a convenient loophole that was drafted into the 13th amendment of the constitution, which states in full: “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, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
All are welcome at this free event.
USG - Daskam Room