This month we are partnering with the Youth Organizing Institute to screen “13th”, directed by Ava DuVernay, on Friday, August 18th. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Slavery has been perpetuated in practices since the end of the American Civil War through criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans by disenfranchisement, lynchings and Jim Crow; the war on drugs and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of people of color in the United States. The film examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, demonstrating how much money is being made by corporations from such incarceration. You can see the trailer here. It will be an intergenerational event. We will provide popcorn and water. Folks can bring their own snacks for themselves or to share. We will have Spanish subtitles available. We will provide child care (if needed, letting us know at least one week in advance. The movie will be screened at El Pueblo, 2321 Crabtree Blvd, Ste 105, Ralieigh, NC 27604, from 5:30-8:00 pm. For more information or to request childcare (please request one week in advance), contact Michelle via email or call her at 919-835-1525 ext. 113.
El Pueblo Movie Series: 13th
Date:Friday, August 18, 2017 - 5:30pm