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Where is the Justice in the Criminal Justice System?
Tue, April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Join Us for a Screening of 13th and Follow-Up Discussion!
Join fellow students, social workers, and community members for a viewing of clips from the film "13th," a documentary about the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. "13th" explores how the racism of mass incarceration has become a modern day form of slavery. After the film, a panel of experts will discuss their own experiences with the criminal justice system, current efforts for reforming the system, and how social workers and the general public can join this fight for justice. Open discussion with the panelists and audience will follow.
About the Documentary '13th'
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 prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. See the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk
Co-Organizers and Facilitators
- Dr. Tina Maschi, Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
- Guendalina Almici, MSW Student, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
- Kaitlin Wasik, MSW Student, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
- Afeisha Julien, Mitigation Specialist/Forensic Social Worker, Legal Aid Society
- Leyla Martinez, Founder and President of Beyond the Box Initiative
- Anthony Posada, Staff Attorney, Community Justice Unit, Legal Aid Society
- Roy Waterman, Co-Founder and Director of Engagement at Drive Change
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The student led planning committee would like to acknowledge Dean Susan Egan, Polly Kaplan, Dr. Tina Maschi (faculty sponsor), Dr. Lyn Slater, and Priscilla Dyer for their guidance and generous support with this event.