"13th" Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

Date & Time: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location(s): 
Madison Public Library Central Library
201 W Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703

As part of our implementation of the recommendations of The Task Force for Equity in Music and Entertainment, the Madison Arts Commission and Department of Civil Rights invite you to attend the screening of the full-length documentary 13th, created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. '13th" is about the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;'

Following the screening, we will hold a community discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Karen Reece, President of Urban Community Arts Network, and former Chair of the Task Force for Equity in Music and Entertainment.

6:00pm Doors open - 3rd Floor Central Library
6:30pm Screening Begins - CC
8:10pm Discussion (Interpreter languages are Hmong, Spanish and ASL.

Discussants: Dr. Yorel Lashley, founder and president of Drum Power; Rob Dz, Media Projects Bubblerarian for the Madison Public Library; and Gloria Reyes, member of the Madison Public School Board, former police officer and former Deputy Mayor for the City of Madison. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Karen Reece, President of Urban Community Arts Network, and former Chair of the Task Force for Equity in Music and Entertainment.

Film rated MA/R
Content Warnings for this film: slavery, mass incarceration, rape, racial brutality, lynching, graphic images, assault, all of which are racially related.

Real, educational, and eye-opening.

For members of the community that cannot attend this screening & discussion of 13th the film is available on Netflix

Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Sponsoring Organization(s): Madison Arts Commission & Department of Civil Rights
Contact: MPL Community Engagement Librarian, sottosen@madisonpubliclibrary.org, 608.266.6390 Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator, kwolf@cityofmadison.com Martha White, Contract Compliance Specialist Department of Civil Rights, DCR@cityofmadison.com
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: Yes