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13th Zoom discussion

June 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
virtual on zoom
The Peace and Justice Center presents “13th” (2016) an Oscar nominated documentary that explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States.  The film posits that today’s mass incarceration of African Americans and other people of color is a form of modern day slavery.  Everyone is asked to independently watch the film (available on Netflix), develop your questions and comments, and we will have a ZOOM discussion on Friday evening, June 26, 2020. 7:00 pm.  Our discussion will highlight your ideas on how the criminal justice system must change, as well as your ideas on next steps for the BLM movement.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot currently show the films at the Helling Library.  We ask that you independently watch the film (“13th is available on Netflix, and possibly other Youtube or web venues), and then join us for the Zoom discussion.  We will have the Zoom discussion on the fourth Friday, June 26 at our usual time 7:00 p.m.  Please send your email so we can invite you to join the Zoom discussion group.  Send your email to us at and in the subject line please write “Zoom Film Night.”  Looking forward to seeing you in the Zoom Room!