13th: Screening & Discussion

with Dr. Yohuru Williams and Sari Rosenberg
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
7 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Join us for an evening of reflection and discussion as we screen 13th, the 2016 documentary by award-winning director Ava DuVernay. The film explores mass incarceration as a form of racialized control—an extension of slavery—and features a host of voices, from Cory Booker and Jelani Cobb to Angela Davis and Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

Dr. Yohuru Williams is the Dean and McQuinn Distinguished Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. He is an acclaimed activist and scholar who is presently finishing a book entitled In the Shadow of the Whipping Post: Lynching, Capital Punishment, and Jim Crow Justice in Delaware, 1865-1965.

Sari Beth Rosenberg teaches U.S. history at the High School for Environmental Studies. Her gifts in the classroom are matched by her active presence in conversations about the teaching of history. In 2019, she received the 2019 Paul Gagnon Prize by the National Council for History Education, an award that recognizes a K-12 history teacher’s exceptional historical scholarship or contribution to the teaching of history.

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