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Film showing: “13th”


Friday, October 13, 6:30 pm

Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor

Free admission – discussion to follow

13th is Ava DuVernay’s 2016 documentary exploring the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery. The US has five percent of the world’s population but twenty-five percent of the world’s prisoners. 13th shows that slavery has been perpetuated in criminal justice practices since the end of the American Civil War and examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, demonstrating how much money is being made by corporations from such incarcerations.

Sponsored by:  Peace & Justice Center, Greater Bangor Area NAACP, Bangor Racial & Economic Justice Coalition