Join us this quarter to discuss Chapter 2 of Freedom is a Constant Struggle and the documentary 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016). In this chapter, Davis discusses the situation in Ferguson, Missouri; the prison-industrial complex; and the similarities and connections between struggles in the United States and abroad. During our event, we will view several clips from 13th, which gives a history of structural racism and mass incarceration in the United States, and discuss connections between the film and the book; the effects of institutional violence and racism in the USA and abroad; and our own experience and understanding of these issues.
Thank you to the UW Race and Equity Initiative & UWB VCAA for providing funding for previous books.
UWB/CC Campus Library Prison Display - visit the lobby of the library to check out this display that features intersections between mass incarceration and education.
Contact members of the team via email with questions, comments, or concerns:
Documentary (Viewing Clips of Film)
13th (2016), dir. Ava DuVernay
Film Review by Dan Berger, UW Bothell Faculty
Chapter 2: Ferguson Reminds Us of the Struggle of a Global Context (Davis interview)
Main focus: mass incarceration, the prison-industrial complex, structural racism
2 Event Dates and Times:
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Room, LB1 - 205
We highly recommend reading prior to the events:
Related Materials: We encourage you to explore the Washington Prison History Project Archive, a digital collection of notes, testimonials, art, and more from incarcerated people in Washington State, meant to document the history and role of imprisonment in the Northwest.
eBook: Chapter selection can also be accessed through the library's eBook copy. Unlimited user access.
At the Event:
Community Reads aims to inspire dialog about important issues facing our diverse campus communities. Join campus community members as we engage with selected chapters and related materials from across disciplines and artistic forms of expression.
Additional artistic forms of expression
Newsletter artwork housed in the archives of the Washington Prison History Project
Justice Matters: Newsletter of the Western Prison Project, Vol. 7, No. 1; Special Focus: What Needs to Change?; Cover Art by Matt Wuerker; Winter 2005; Portland, OR.
Additional resources will be added throughout the year, from works across various disciplines and artistic forms of expression.
Our goals for the Community Reads program are to:
Or, read the Transcript.
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