Slavery by Another Name Screening + Panel Burdock Book Collective
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?”
National Parks Conservation Association: We’re protecting and enhancing America’s National Park System for present and future generations. Two-thirds of our national parks are historic and cultural sites, yet the role the National Park Service plays in protecting and interpreting our history is often overlooked and largely underfunded. NPCA is working to ensure that our shared heritage is both protected and inclusive of all American stories.
Burdock Book Collective aims to create radically inclusive community building and political organizing space in Birmingham AL. In addition, we curate intersectional feminist literature written by authors of different identities and life experiences, while centering and uplifting marginalized voices.
National Park Service: Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there. We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close-to-home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.
Jefferson County Memorial Project: The Jefferson County Memorial Project is a grassroots coalition with a four-pronged mission of memorializing victims of racial terror violence and expanding our county’s understanding of past and present issues of racial injustice. JCMP researches and engages descendants of the victims of Jefferson County lynchings and educates the county on the history and purpose of this history – establishing historical markers throughout the county and advocating for criminal justice reform.