Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church is presenting a viewing of the 2016 documentary “13th” by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery. 13th has garnered acclaim from film critics, and has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Oscars. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Following the movie, there will be time for discussion. Snacks and drinks are welcome. The subject matter may not be suitable for children.
This program is hosted by Get Woke + Stay Woke: Allegheny UU Reflections on Racism. Get Woke + Stay Woke is a collection of anti-racist advocates dedicated to unraveling bigotry and hatred.
The Allegheny Racism Discussion Movie Night will be held TONIGHT, Friday, January 27, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 416 West North Avenue. For more information, visit the Allegheny Racism Discussion Movie Night event page.