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Racially Charged screening + discussion
June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Beth Shalom’s Tzedek group invites you to a virtual screening and discussion of the 35-minute documentary short film “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem”, hosted by Shira Rosen.
From the film’s website: “America’s Misdemeanor Problem exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of criminal justice power. 13 million people a year – most of them poor and people of color – are abused by this system. Through first-person accounts of those charged under the Black Codes of the Reconstruction era paralleled with the outrageous stories of people trapped in the system today, the film brings to light the unfolding of a powerful engine of profits and racial inequality. With the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, this film provides historical context and examines America’s history of racist oppression.”