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Virtual Congregation Movie Night — 13TH

July 17, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We continue to explore our 2020 theme of Building Bridges. How do we reach across divides that separate us from other people and from the rest of creation?

Please join this free congregation-wide, one-time screening of the acclaimed documentary 13TH by Ava DuVernay. The film combines revealing interviews with archival footage for a look into the U.S.’ relationship with racial inequality, and its impacts on present day incarceration rates and civil rights. Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy (which has also been adapted into a film and is available for personal rental/purchase) may be a helpful precursor to exploring these intersections.

This will be a jarring documentary, not light by any means. Reflection and processing with trusted community may especially be needed.

Due to the late end time, a discussion unfortunately will not be held right afterwards. Instead event registrants will be invited via email to a separate discussion within the week of this showing. Some questions and resources for individual reflection will also be included in the email. We thank you for understanding this scheduling limitation.

Pre-register for the event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the meeting. Please note: this link will require an existing Zoom account.

Length and Content Ratings: This film is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Rating is TV-MA. Common Sense Media suggests it may be suitable for children ages 13+ due to footage of hate speech/crimes, racist language, graphic scenes of violence.

Accessibility: Closed Captioning (English) will be enabled. Attendees will be asked to mute themselves to minimize background noise. Please email Jorim Rhee, Program Manager for additional access needs.

Tech: This film will be viewed virtually, through the Zoom screen-share capability. A device with a screen and internet connection will be needed.



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