Sunday, January 22, 2017

Your next step on racial inequality in the criminal justice system?

In December we heard presentations from Dennis Gaddy (Ex. Dir. Community Success Initiative) and from men who had been released from incarceration and were rebuilding their lives.  Mr. Gaddy invites us to attend the film "13th - from Slave to Criminal in One Amendment" as a next step in our learning about incarceration.  Here is the information:

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial equality  in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.                              

Showing of the film followed by a facilitated discussion will allow the community to explore the situation together.  This event is being sponsored by the Wake County Public Defender's Office, NC Advocates for Justice, and the NC Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.  The Jan. 25 showing is sponsored by SERA, INC (Southeast Raleigh Assembly) .

Jan. 25th, from 6PM to 8:30PM,
Cooperative Extension of Wake County Auditorium,
4001 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610.

Producer’s description of the film:  "In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom".

Description of the movie and discussion