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2021 ISN Conference & WRCCS School Development Day
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Thursday, April 15 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
13th Movie: Series (Part 4)

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While we would love to have you attend all four sessions, join when you can. You won’t regret it! This is going to be amazing! In this 4-part series, we will watch the movie 13th in sections and have facilitated dialogue and small groups to unpack this incredibly powerful film, culminating in individual and collaborative reflections with next steps in our final session.

Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston couldn't be more qualified to facilitate this incredible opportunity.

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.

Speakers
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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 →

Facilitators
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Heidi Ropa

Coordinator, i am We Coaching and Mentoring


Thursday April 15, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT