As part of St. Luke’s continuing to work to combat racism, you’re invited to watch the Netflix documentary 13th and join us for discussion. You do not need to be a member of St. Luke’s to join. All are invited.
13th is a profound and educational film, available on Netflix for those who have a subscription and for free on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8&t
Reviewer Jessica Tisdale describes the film:
13th is the powerful documentary by Ava DuVernay that explores the prison system and how it is used as a weapon against minorities. The 100-minute film provides viewers with a vital history lesson on racial injustices that have hurt black Americans throughout the formation of this nation. It’s not an easy documentary to watch because it points a mirror back at the United States, and holds the entire nation accountable for the systems it instilled and created to oppress certain groups of people. 13th should be required viewing for all. Not everyone is going to like it or agree with the film’s stance, but that’s what makes it fascinating viewing. It Makes You Reevaluate The Prison System.
At seven p.m. on Monday evening, December 7, we’ll gather on Zoom for discussion. We will send a worksheet to all who register, which will be used in our discussion. The worksheet is meant to be filled out as you are watching the film. Please email Diane O’Mara (firstname.lastname@example.org), subject “RSVP for 13th”, to register and to get your copy of the worksheet. If you do not have access to a printer, please let Diane know and she’ll see that you get a paper copy.