Film Discussion: 13th

Saturday, October 24 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM [EST]

1581 Beacon Street, MA, 02446, United States

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Saturday, October 24 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM [EST]

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1581 Beacon Street, , MA, 02446, United States.

Film Discussion: 13th

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:30 PM



The 2016 award-winning documentary film, 13th directed by Ava DuVernay, explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States," (Dargis, M. NYT 2016).  It is named after the 1865 Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for a conviction of a crime.  With this film, DuVernay attempts to debunk the mythology of inherent black criminality and contends that slavery has been perpetuated to the present disproportionately affecting communities of color. This event discusses not only this history but also asks what can be done in the future to address this issue as it exists in 2020. 



Joyce Fredkin has a B.S. in Economics and Finance and is a long-term member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.  She is a Caribbean African-American who has lived in Boston for 45 years.  Her extensive career in tech startups, including international finance is interwoven with her interest in multiple social justice issues, especially how technology can help reduce prejudice.  She is currently a member of the BGSP Antiracism Committee. 

Dr. Michele Gibbons-Carr is a seasoned organizational development consultant,  clinical psychologist, certified coach, professional trainer and graduate school instructor with an extensive background in organizational change, leadership and team development. Her consulting practice centers on engaging whole systems and their stakeholders in developing and executing strategy and driving solutions that deliver results. Her approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is structural and emphasizes the structure of opportunity. She has a proven track record addressing complex organizational challenges and improving performance through building shared vision and large scale systems change.  


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