In association with Toledoans for Prison Awareness, Toledo Move to Amend is screening the film "Slavery by Another Name."
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
University of Toledo: Room FH1910
Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality.
Beyond its historical value, this presentation will serve as a leaping off point for a discussion of the striking parallels between the system of Jim Crow described in the film and the current system of mass incarceration as described in “The New Jim Crow" (Michelle Alexander, 2010).
The premise of this presentation: that mass incarceration (including the integral criminal justice system) represents a stunningly comprehensive and well-disguised system of racialized social control that operates in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow.