Ava DuVernay’s 13th

Ava DuVernay’s 13th

Dates: Thursday, February 20th - 6:15PM to 9PM
Available by: Attend In-Person Only
Price: This is a free event!


What would I have done?

That is the question we ask ourselves when reflecting on the horrors of the past. Would I have stayed silent in the face of human atrocity? Would I have taken the risk to stand up for those in need?

We imagine ourselves in the hero’s position, a convenience allowed by the passage of time. That is until we accept that every human atrocity ever experienced still exists in one form or another, today. And we come face to face with the consequences of our action or inaction.

American Slavery did not end. It was rebranded in a way that would seem justifiable, easily marketed to the population at large, while yielding similar results. Millions of black and brown people are still disproportionately in bondage, still denied the most basic human rights, still suffering tortures that will ravage generations to come, all for the immense profits of a few.

Faulkner said, “the past is never dead, it’s not even past.” So, the question is never, what would I have done? It is always, what will I do?

Join One Spirit in Action as we work to educate, advocate against and eradicate the destructive enterprise of Mass Incarceration. This work will involve a series of events, the first of which will be the viewing of Ava DuVernay's groundbreaking film about the thirteenth amendment entitled, 13th.

Join us on February 20th. Doors open at 6:15pm with the film beginning at 6:30pm. The post film dialogue will run from 8:15pm – 9pm where will discuss both the film and the work/events to come.

This is a free event. Hope to see you there.



If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.