America makes up 5% of the worlds population, yet locks up 25% of the worlds prisoners. Ava DuVernays documentary 13th provides an in-depth look at the United States prison system within the context of this nations history of racial inequality.
Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, organizer with Black Lives Matter, and interviewee from the film 13th.
*pizza served at 6:30pm
WOMEN TAKE THE REEL is a FREE roaming film festival.
SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Womens and Gender Studies; the Graduate Consortium in Womens Studies; Boston College Womens and Gender Studies Program; Boston University Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Brandeis University Womens and Gender Studies Program; Northeastern University Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Simmons College Department of Womens and Gender Studies; Tufts University Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; UMass Boston Womens and Gender Studies Department; Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts; and Lesley University.