Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Screening of 13th on Friday

Friday, January 13, during tutorial and 3rd block, MPH Upper School students will have a chance to screen the documentary 13th by Ava DuVernay in the Student Lounge. This screening is sponsored by the students of Community Wide Dialogue in anticipation of Martin Luther King's day the following Monday.

"Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them..." Read the whole article and interview by Jukeyla Latigua Williams titled "Ava DuVernay's 13th Reframes American History" on The Atlantic.