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Locked up in Land of the Free

3/28/2017, 3:23 p.m.
Justice advocates will join the non-profit advocacy group Unite Oregon to sponsor a free showing of the film “13th,” a ...
(Left to right) 13th director Ava DuVernay. A screen shot from the documentary ‘13th,’ a film that explores the aftermath of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and today’s racial inequity of a prison system that disproportionately locks up African-Americans. A free showing will take place on March 30 at Unite Oregon, 700 N. Killingsworth St.

Justice advocates will join the non-profit advocacy group Unite Oregon to sponsor a free showing of the film “13th,” a new documentary exploring the aftermath of the 13 Amendment abolishing slavery and the racial inequality of today’s prison system that disproportionately locks up African Americans.

In this thought-provoking movie by African American filmmaker Ava DuVernay, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

The community is invited to a screening of the 2016 film on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Unite Oregon, located at 700 N. Killingsworth St. A discussion of the issues will follow the film’s presentation.