Screening of Netflix Documentary ‘13th’

carrie Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:26pm

Please join us for a screening of '13th' this coming Sunday. It's being held at First Presbyterian Church, on the riverside corner of Jefferson Ave & Claiborne Ave. Invite your friends, churches, community centers, etc. to come as well.

When: Sunday, April 2nd from 4pm-7pm

Where: First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, 5401 S. Claiborne Ave 

In collaboration with New Orleans Council for Community & Justice, First Presbyterian Church is hosting a movie screening of the documentary ‘13th’ followed by a discussion about related current political events, including the controversial policies of the current White House administration.

The film is based around the enforcement of the 13th Amendment, which formally abolished slavery, except as punishment for a crime. The documentary ‘13th’ explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration. It analyzes the criminalization of African Americans and the US prison boom. Netflix has rated the film TV-MA. There will be food available for a $5 donation.