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CONECT – Two Books/Two Movies

February 3, 2018 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Two Books, Two Movies:  Session #3
Screening of the Film “13th
B’nai Israel Social Hall

B’nai Israel is screening the documentary film 13th in the third installment of its series “Two Books, Two Movies: Discussions on Racism in America,” co-hosted by CONECT. The title 13th refers to the 13th Amendment, which abolishes slavery except as punishment for a criminal conviction. The film explores the disproportionate rate at which the US imprisons its citizens in comparison with practices in other countries, the political and economic circumstances that have led to exponential growth in the prison population, and the alarmingly high rates of incarceration for African-American men. It is against this backdrop that filmmaker Ava Duvernay examines whether the prison industrial complex has, in fact, become the modern equivalent of slavery. 

Whether you have participated in both of the previous discussions or are altogether new to the series, we welcome your input, curiosity and willingness to consider some of the most challenging issues of our time. For more information on the work of CONECT, a coalition of faith-based groups that work together on social justice issues, visit To RSVP for February 3rd or ask questions about the film or the series, please email or

Up next in April: Michelle Alexander’s Book, The New Jim Crow (available in the temple library and at bookstores and libraries everywhere).


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