Tuesday, January 10, 2017

McMenamins History presents…

“13th, From Slavery to Mass Incarceration”

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

6 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. event
Free
Minor with parent or guardian

About “13th, From Slavery to Mass Incarceration”

A screening of the award-winning film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay, director of Selma. Film critic Wendy Ide of the The Guardian says, "There is something bracing, even exciting, about the intellectual rigor that Ava DuVernay brings to this documentary about the prison system and the economic forces behind racism in America. The film takes its title from the 13th amendment, which outlawed slavery but left a significant loophole. This clause, which allowed that involuntary servitude could be used as a punishment for crime, was exploited immediately in the aftermath of the civil war and, DuVernay argues, continues to be abused to this day."

About Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

(Please note: This event is not eligible for the "Attend a History Pub" Passport experience stamp.)

This series deals with race in Oregon, both historically and up to the present time, to provide learning experiences that support the development of racial identity and sensitivity.

Each month, Kennedy School hosts a presentation on a different topic of ethnicity and racial elements in Oregon history, given by educators and/or experts in the topic at hand. The aim is to provide educational and learning experiences that support the development of intercultural sensitivity and racial identity.