This past Friday we marked Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, celebrating the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in Galveston, Texas, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As we approach the 4th of July, a day typically celebrated across the country as a symbol of freedom, we must recognize that freedom is not, and has never been, equal for everyone in the U.S. We continue to see racial disparities throughout all our systems – police use of force, incarceration, health care, education and more.
To re-think this idea of freedom, AIUSA is holding a virtual film screening of the documentary film, 13th. This award-winning film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S. Following the film, we will have a short facilitated discussion to address some questions that may have come up during the film and how you can take action now.
Date: Thursday, July 2
Time: 4:00pm PST/7:00pm EST
Trigger Warning: This film shows graphic images of violence against Black people, including images of lynchings and videos of fatal shootings, that may be troubling to view.