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April 8, 2017 marks the 153rd anniversary of the United States Senate passing the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in America, except in instances of criminal punishment.

Join Gethsemane United Methodist Church for a film viewing of Ava Duvernay's award-winning documentary 13th, which explores slavery, Jim Crow, and Criminalization as links in a chain of racial inequality, forged by political and economic motives in the United States. Following the viewing, clergy and community organizers will discuss the role of faith communities in criminal justice reform.

PANELISTS

Thomas Davis
Retired, Prince George's County Police Department

Rev. Laura Markle Downton
DirectorU.S. Prisons Policy & Program
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Rev. Brian Jackson
Co-chair, Criminal Justice, and Mercy Ministry
Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Sonia King
Co-chair, Criminal Justice, and Mercy Ministry
Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church

Devan Martin
Chief of Police, Town of Seat Pleasant

Rondell Pooler
Owner, Rooted and Sustained

This event is FREE and OPEN to the Public. Confirm your attendance by registering below.

13th Film Viewing Registration