The Human Rights Program Presents

Race, Justice, and Mass Incarceration

Film Screening and Discussion of 13th



Friday, April 12


6:00 PM

Reception to follow




Join us for a screening of 13th, a documentary created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay that explores the history of racial inequality in the United States and reveals how mass incarceration can be viewed as an extension of slavery. Following the screening, veteran TV journalist Carol Jenkins will moderate a panel discussion with: Kirk A. James, Professor at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work and expert on mass incarceration; Kesha Moore, Professor of Sociology at Drew University, and film participants: Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and author of Race to Incarcerate and The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences; and Baz Dreisinger, Professor and Founding Director of John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Prison to College Pipeline, and author of Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.   


Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York City


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Friday April 12
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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