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Wednesday, April 14 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
13th Movie: Series - (Part 3)

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If you missed Part 1 and 2, don’t worry! We are excited to have you join us for Part 3. If you have a chance, you can catch up by watching 13th on Netflix to point 1:09:20 where we ended on Tuesday. If you don’t have a chance to catch up on the movie no worries, join either way. You won’t regret it!

If you are able to read Rudy Bankston Belovedless Parole Letter prior to tonight's session it is appreciated. 

In this 4-part series, we will watch the movie 13th in sections and have Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston facilitated dialogue and small groups to unpack this incredibly powerful film, culminating in individual and collaborative reflections with next steps in our final session.

When the 13th amendment was ratified in 1865, its drafters left themselves a large, very exploitable loophole in the guise of an easily missed clause in its definition. That clause, which converts slavery from a legal business model to an equally legal method of punishment for criminals, is the subject of the Netflix documentary “13th.” Director Ava DuVernay’s takes an unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. Her analysis could not be more timely nor more infuriating. The film builds its case piece by shattering piece, inspiring levels of shock and outrage that stun the viewer, leaving one shaken and disturbed before closing out on a visual note of hope designed to keep us on the hook as advocates for change.

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Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Founder and President, i am We Coaching and Mentoring
Roderick “Rudy” Bankston is a committed educator, Restorative Justice practitioner, and writer. His powerful story describes his experience as a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline and surfaces and explores intersecting themes that include identity, equity, justice, trauma... Read More →

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Heidi Ropa

Coordinator, i am We Coaching and Mentoring

Wednesday April 14, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT