13th takes an unflinching look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. It takes its title from the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude – except for criminals – a loophole that’s been exploited since its inception. Today there are more African-Americans under criminal supervision than were enslaved in the 1850’s.
Please join us for a special screening of 13th, the Emmy-winning documentary which explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration.
FILMS ON PURPOSE
proudly presents: 13th
Wednesday, November 8th
6:30 pm reception
7:00 pm film
panel discussion to follow
Holy Innocents Parish
431 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville
*This film is free and open to the public.
Meet our panelists for the post-film discussion.
•Alice Fontier is Director of Criminal Defense at the The Bronx Defenders, which provides legal defense services to indigent people of the Bronx. Since receiving her law degree from New York University, she has specialized in criminal defense, with a particular focus on defense of clients in underserved communities.
•Cory Greene is a formerly incarcerated Co-founder and Healing Justice Organizer with How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A.!). Cory is currently invested in developing and supporting the development of an intergenerational, youth-led, city-wide Healing Justice Movement.
•John Nonna is a practicing lawyer and managing partner of the New York office of Patton Boggs, a leading national law firm. John has been active in pro bono legal representation particularly in the area of voting rights as counsel and is co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He is a former Mayor of Pleasantville and a former member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators.