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POSTED March 5, 2017 6:36 p.m.

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film “13th”on Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.  

The free event is part of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series.  Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots. 

 Named after the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery “except as a punishment for crime,” this film examines the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States, arguing that slavery hasn’t disappeared—it’s transformed into a system of mass incarceration. 

Immediately following the film there will be time for a brief discussion.  Further discussion about issues raised by the film will occur in a follow-up event called “Marginalized in America: A Continuing Conversation” on March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on East Campus.

The full CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series schedule is available online at: https://www.mjc.edu/president/cep/filmandlecture.

For more information on MJC’s CEP or the Film and Lecture Series contact Jason Wohlstadter, Ph.D., MJC professor of English, at wohlstadterj@mjc.edu.

 

 

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