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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Building A - Room 1772, North Las Vegas

Join the African American Heritage Committee and the Library in celebrating Black History month with a screening of the documentary, 13th. This documentary explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. The title of the film is a reference to the exceptions clause of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawd slavery (unless as a punishment for a crime). Director and screenwriter, Ava DuVernay argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration. 

The trailer for the film can be located on YouTube.

For more information, please contact Tavish.Bell@csn.edu or Caprice.Roberson@csn.edu

 

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