This groundbreaking documentary, directed by Ava DuVernay, offers an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States, revealing the nation’s history of racial inequality. Scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. This screening is held as part of the 26th Annual Berlind Symposium, in conjunction with the 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: "Carceral States."
An introduction to the film and discussion after will be led by Noël Wolfe, the Helen and Agnes Ainsworth Visiting Assistant Professor of American Culture at Randolph College. Wolfe’s research and teaching focus on the intersections between race, gender and law in the United States. At Randolph, Wolfe teaches courses on African American history, the history of incarceration, race and law, and Black music and activism. Wolfe earned a Ph.D. in history from Fordham University with a focus on 20th-century African-American history and her J.D. is from Tulane University Law School.
TV-MA; Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min. Refreshments and cash bar (beer/wine) provided.