Join Hack the Hood for our first movie night! We will be screening the recent documentary 13th, that addresses the 13th Amendment and the prison industrial complex. We will screen the film and hold a discussion to address the issues and topics that come up.
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American.
Hack the Hood staff and allies will offer a facilitated discussion about the movie, systemic racism, and what we can all do to change the system.
Hack the Hood is an award-winning non-profit that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities. During 6-week "Bootcamps," young people gain valuable hands-on experience, build a portfolio, and learn about opportunities in the tech industry, as well as building critical technical, leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills with mentorship from staff and tech professionals working in the field.
Food and drink will be served; allies and families welcome!