13th: A Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Screening 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Panel discussion and Q&A 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Reception to follow
Ceremonial Courtroom at University of Maryland Carey School of Law
The Lawyers’ Alliance of the Public Justice Center invites you to a screening of 13th. This powerful, award-winning documentary from Ava DuVernay explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. We will screen the film and discuss our reactions and questions with a panel of local advocates focused on “what comes next”.
The event is co-sponsored by the Lawyers’ Alliance of the Public Justice Center, the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, the Black Law Students Association, the Latino/a Law Student Association, the Criminal Law Association, the Student Bar Association, the Suspension Representation Project, and If/When/How.
Members of the Lawyers’ Alliance for the Public Justice Center are private or public interest attorneys, corporate counsel, and law students who act as ambassadors for the PJC within their own firms or organizations, within the bar at large, and support the PJC’s mission in a variety of ways. The Public Justice Center uses legal advocacy tools to pursue social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights for people who are struggling to provide for their basic needs. Yvette Pappoe, Lauren Harrison and Jazmine Dorsey represent University of Maryland Carey School of Law in the Lawyers’ Alliance this year.