Watch, discuss: Documentary explores the history of race and the US criminal justice system

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

13TH DOCUMENTARY VIEWING & DISCUSSION

The United States leads the world in incarceration. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. This piercing documentary film, from Netflix and directed by Ava DuVernay, earned an Oscar nomination and won Best Documentary at both the BAFTA and NAACP Image Awards. This documentary is rated TV MA.

Civil rights attorney Breean Beggs and Whitworth Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Rhosetta Rhodes, will lead a conversation after the viewings at the Moran Prairie, Cheney, and Argonne Libraries. Breean Beggs and Kurtis Robinson, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, will lead a conversation after the viewing at North Spokane Library.

MORAN PRAIRIE
Wednesday, Nov 15, 5:30–8pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Thursday, Nov 16, 6–8:30pm

CHENEY
Saturday, Nov 18, 1–3:30pm

ARGONNE
Tuesday, Nov 28, 5:30–8pm

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  • Anna Nomus

    I have netflix so I will probably watch it on my tablet. But thank you, Library, for the info so I know it’s there.