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Screening of '13th' to be followed by discussion of mass incarceration

“Dialogue and Documentary: A Conversation about the U.S. Justice System” is Thursday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Emory Center for Ethics.

The documentary “13th” will be screened. The 2016 film, an Oscar-nominated, Netflix Original Documentary, explores the intersections of racial injustice and mass incarceration in America.

Immediately following the screening, a panel will discuss the film and the issues it raises.

Panelists include the following:

  • Fred Smith Jr., visiting law professor at Emory School of Law from Berkeley Law School, with expertise in constitutional law and litigation and the federal courts
  • Hillary Taylor, second year master of divinity student at Candler School of Theology and community activist
  • Katie Chamblee, staff attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Chelsea Jackson, Emory College junior majoring in political science and African American studies 

The event is part of the Emory Integrity Project, in collaboration with the Emory College Council and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Emory Integrity Project is a comprehensive effort to promote and develop a culture of ethics and integrity throughout Emory’s undergraduate experience, seeded by a $2.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. It is led by Emory Center for Ethics Director Paul Root Wolpe and is a joint project with the Division of Campus Life.

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