Joint Meeting of Northwest Florida Move to Amend & Movement for Change
Free Documentary Showing of “13th”
Followed by Discussion Led by Both Organizations
July 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
Escambia Public Library, 239 Spring Street, Pensacola
Join Move to Amend and Movement for Change for a showing of Ava DuVernay's award
winning film 13th. Following the film, both organizations will discuss how corporate
financial interests and racial bias are blocking correction of mass incarceration which
currently is poisoning our country. We will also be hearing how citizens can speak up to
Pensacola Move to Amend is a national grass roots organization dedicated to adding a
28th amendment to the US constitution stating that corporations are not people with
inalienable rights and freedom of speech does not include money for unlimited political
contributions. Movement for Change is a locally founded organization dedicated to
Equality for all residents of Northwest Florida including equality of treatment, opportunity
and quality of life.
According to a speech by President Barack Obama, the United States has 5 percent of
the world's population but 25 percent of the world's prisoners. How did that happen? In
1865 when slavery legally ended with the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, the
wording already included the key to understanding mass incarceration of primarily black
and brown American citizens. It clearly states that it is legal to impose involuntary
servitude on people who have been convicted of a crime. In 1865 when the blacks in
America were set free, many of the powerful whites lost not only their work force but
also their wealth in the form of human property. We are still watching the backlash to
that momentous change. Ava DuVernay's award-winning documentary “13 th ” traces the
current status of mass incarceration from its roots in the 13th Amendment to todays
prison-industrial complex. Please attend the free showing of this important film,
presented by two organizations, Move to Amend and Movement for Change which are
dedicated to justice and equality for all.
As many of us will be coming straight from work without time to eat supper, please bring
finger food to share, if you are able.
For more information: movetoamend.org/fl-pensacola or call Mike (850) 512-4893.
The program is free and open to the public.