City of Saline DEI Book/Film Discussion
Join the City of Saline DEI Committee for our monthly book/film discussion!
February film: 13th
The 13th Amendment to The United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It created a protected right for citizens to be free from bondage. But, a loophole allows suppression of this right for criminals who are being punished following a conviction. This 14-word phrase charted a path for the American prison-industrial complex. 13th, a documentary by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, explores the history of institutional racism through the lens of the 13th Amendment.
“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.” (U.S. Const. amend. XIII)
The film is available on Netflix and Youtube: https://youtu.be/krfcq5pF8u8
Please read the book/watch the film prior to attending the discussion. Free and open to all.
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