Join Burdock Book Collective, the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, the National Parks Conservation Association, and Jefferson County Memorial Project for the first event in our series, Locked Up & Locked Out: Civil Rights, Social Justice and the Alabama Prison System, which will feature a screening of Slavery by Another Name, followed by a brief discussion led by Dr. Martha Bouyer. This event is first come first served; RSVP is strongly recommended due to limited seating.
What to expect: Film starts at 6:00pm. Brief discussion and Q&A at 7:30pm. We will sell abolitionist fiction and nonfiction from the Burdock Book Collective after the film. This film contains the description of unacceptable practices, racist behaviors, and imagery of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
By beginning our event series about the legacy of incarceration and convict leasing in Alabama, we hope to expose the roots of the modern prison system and many of its ills, provoke deep thought and discussion about the impacts of the prison system on our society, and lay the foundation for the rest of our project series. In the following two events, we will bring people together to hear from those directly impacted by the current justice system and discuss ways to reduce and repair harms, all while asking, “what does it mean to be free?”