HCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Presents:
13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment?
A Movie and Popcorn… and a Meaningful Discussion of an Important Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery. That is what history tells us. It reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except for punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Seems simple enough. But the exception is not insignificant. And to many people, it is very significant. This CLE will include a screening of Ava DuVernay’s new documentary “13th,” which is the only documentary to ever open the New York Film Festival. Since its debut at the 2016 festival, the documentary has aired on Netflix to critical acclaim. It will form a dynamic backdrop for a discussion by the Bench and the Bar about important issues confronting the criminal justice system and race relations. Following the movie, we will have a thought-provoking panel share their views of the issues raised in the movie, as well as to engage the audience in a further discussion. Please join us for this unique and meaningful event.
1.0 Elimination of Bias MBCLE credit applied for
Moderator: Judge William Koch, Fourth Judicial District
Panel: Justice Anne McKeig, Minnesota Supreme Court; Judge Daniel Moreno, Fourth Judicial District; Johannes Widmalm-Delphonse, Attorney Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, Scholastica Baker, Attorney, Bowman and Brooke LLP
*Speakers and Credit Allocation may be subject to change.