Manhattan Country School's Parents' Association invites you to attend a screening and discussion of "13th," Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary documentary relating the damning story of how, in the age of mass incarceration, prisons have become plantations. Right before the most important election in recent memory, “13th" might provide foundational knowledge as we make demands of our presidential candidates to address the real issues that affect our everyday lives.
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Reception for Parents
6:30 p.m. - 6:35 p.m.: Introduction by MCS Parent Jason Moran who scored the music for "13th"
6:35 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.: Film Screening
8:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Q&A, led by MCS Parent Carla Shedd, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University
Seventh- and eighth-grade students are welcome to attend without their parents. (Sixth-graders are at the Farm this week.) Please make a plan for how they will get home. In addition, dinner will not be provided; make sure your child has a dinner plan.