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Thursday, June 13 at 7:00pm in the Chapel
The title of filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s gripping documentary refers to the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. She argues that this established the groundwork for criminalizing African American behavior, which resulted in mass incarceration and the “prison industrial complex.” The film includes talking head interviews and archival footage. Our screening comes just before July, when the Touchstones theme is Freedom, ironic since the amendment’s promise of freedom contained seeds of injustice. June 13 is during the week when Juneteenth Independence Day is celebrated in Texas.
1 hr. 40 min. long.