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Special Screening & Panel Discussion of Film '13th'

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175 Wolfs Lane

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On Wednesday, September 13th, The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester invites you to the special screening of the Academy Award and Emmy-nominated film 13th by Ava DuVernay.

During ‘13th’, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the United States prison system and reveal the nation’s history of racial inequality and how it impacts all Americans. Featuring compelling interviews with Henry Louis Gates, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Craig DeRoche, Corey Booker and a vast list of others, this film is candid, illuminating, powerful and a must see!

After the screening, Laura Rossi, Executive Director of the Westchester Community Foundation, will moderate a panel discussion on local incarceration, racial inequality, and how the Youth Shelter Program is breaking the cycle of incarceration.

Panelists include:

Glenn E. Martin, Founder & President, Just LeadershipUSA

Hon. Kathie Davidson, Chief Administrative Judge, 9th Judicial District

Mayo Bartlett, Esq., Civil Rights & Criminal Defense Lawyer

Jared Rice, Esq., New Rochelle City Council Member & My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle


Preceding '13th', YSOW will host a light reception at 6:00 PM and guests will have an opportunity to meet the panelists. The screening will immediately follow at 7:00 PM.

The event is free to invited guests, but donations are welcome in celebration of Youth Shelter Program of Westchester’s 40th Anniversary. All proceeds will benefit the YSOW. (Suggested minimum donation: $25 for adults & $15 for students).

Seating is limited for this extra-special event, so advance registration is required.

To learn more about YSOW, other 40th Anniversary events and how you can make a difference, please visit www.ysow.org.

ABOUT ‘13th’

This thought-provoking documentary begins with the idea that 25% of the people in the world who are in prison are incarcerated in the U.S. although America has just 5% of the world's population. "13th" charts the explosive growth in America's prison population; from approximately 200,000 in 1970, to today’s prison population of more than 2 million. It touches on the impact of chattel slavery; D. W. Griffith's film "The Birth of a Nation"; the civil rights movement; the influence of US presidents, the war on drugs and much more.

"When you watch "13TH," you feel that you're seeing an essential dimension of America with new vision. That's what a cathartically clear-eyed work of documentary art can do".

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming,“13TH” will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking. It shakes you up, but it also challenges your ideas about the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States, subject matter that could not sound less cinematic…”

Manohla Dargis, The NY Times

Click link to watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

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