The Black Graduate Student Association will show Thirteenth, Ada Duvernay’s brilliant documentary Friday at 5 on the 5th floor of the Sie Center. This movie coveys the continuation of slavery and Jim Crow in today’s mass imprisonment of blacks – which also hurts the vast number of chicanos and whites sent to jail for long sentences – currently 2.3 million prisoners, 25% of the world’s prison population (more than China and Russia combined…). The film is also good on the private imprisonment of immigrants. To fight Trump, it is very important to take in the whole picture of mass imprisonmnet, because the unleashing of police “order” will mean the continued killing of civilians, as we have leaned from Black Lives Matter protests, and a still wider sphere of imprisonment. Thirteenth is thus an important part of the mass movement to fight back against these evil governmental activities. Seeing and discussing it is very important.
h/t the Center for Human Rights Development and the Human Trafficking Center for their support.