13th is an Oscar-nominated documentary made by filmmaker Ana DuVernay (Selma). It examines how the 13th amendment abolished slavery but kept one provision–the justification and exploitation of the forced labor of convicts. 13th also follows the history of slavery, Jim Crow, and the civil rights movement. To read more about the film visit the Wikipedia page.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Films begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Discussion follows, as time allows. Snacks and childcare will be provided. We look forward to seeing you on the third of November for another film, which no doubt will motivate you to question, think and take action regarding this pressing issue.
The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a progressive church for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842.
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Parents, feel free to let your children experience our Religious Education classes up to three times without commitment to see if it’s the right fit. Find more about our Religious Education program here.