& Discussion With Jaki Shelton Green And Danielle Purifoy
Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Location: Haven community room
Come join us for a screening of Ava DuVernay’s brilliant and moving Netflix documentary 13th, followed by an open conversation about the film, co-led by gifted poet and cultural activist Jaki Shelton-Green and Harvard-trained attorney Danielle Purifoy. This event is free and open to the public.
About the film: “It’s easy to see why the New York Film Festival picked Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ as its first-ever documentary opening-night film. In the year of Ferguson and Black Lives Matter, as fearful cops continue to gun down unarmed black men in the street, this must-see film will raise consciousness about how race affects the way we regard and behave toward the people around us. ’13th’ is a history of how white people have treated African-Americans since 1865 — when the 13th Amendment abolished slavery — and it roused the Lincoln Center crowd to multiple standing ovations as well as critics’ raves.”- IndieWire
About the dialogue: Jaki Shelton Green, NC poet, creativity coach, and cultural activist. Publications include Dead on Arrival, Masks, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song (Carolina Wren Press), Feeding the Light (Jacar Press). She currently teaches at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies in addition to providing writing retreats and travel excursions for women writers through her SistaWRITE BUSINESS. Danielle Purifoy is a lawyer and a current Ph.D candidate in Environmental Politics and African American Studies at Duke University. She completed a BA in English and Political Science from Vassar College and a JD from Harvard Law School. Her current research focuses on the intersection of racial segregation and local political place in the production of environmental inequality in North Carolina. She is also interested in the historic sociopolitical roots of contemporary environmental conditions in the U.S. South.