See “13th” on April 13 with Discussion Guests

Standing Tall for Social Justice will be screening the documentary 13th on Thursday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the Mandel School Noble Commons. Directed by Ava Duvernay, 13th is an in-depth examination of the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.

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Immediately following the free screening (which includes dinner and 2 PD hours), four guest respondents will lead an engaged discussion about the film:

Jacqueline Greene, a Cleveland civil rights attorney whose practice focuses primarily on police and correctional misconduct, wrongful convictions, and wrongful imprisonment;

Tim Black, PhD, an associate professor of sociology at Case Western Reserve and a faculty associate of the Social Justice Institute who teaches courses on urban sociology, mass incarceration, and social justice;

Damian Calvert, a returning citizen who spent 18 ½ years in state prison in Ohio. Damian speaks regularly at state prisons in the area and is currently a research associate with Tim Black on a project located at the Community Based Corrections Facility in Cleveland that focuses on issues of masculinity, fatherhood and citizen reentry.

Regina Nixon, PhD, an instructor at the Mandel School who teaches Theories of Oppression and other courses.