The ECC Film and Lecture Series will screen the documentary "13TH" Thursday, Feb. 27.
Before the film, ECC Assistant Professor of Communication Shanee Haynes will give a brief lecture. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be held in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center. It is free and open to the public.
Ava DuVernay's 2016 documentary "13TH" explores the relationship between the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Jim Crow laws and mass incarceration. The documentary seeks to examine today's racial injustice through the lens of history.
The Academy Award-nominated film was the recipient of multiple Emmy awards, a Peabody award and many other prominent accolades.
Haynes has taught at ECC since 2009. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in Mass Communications in 2005 followed by her Master’s Degree in Communication from Lindenwood University in 2007. She teaches Intro to Mass Media Communications at ECC, as well as Public Speaking and Oral Communications courses.
The ECC Film and Lecture Series, under the Patrons of the Arts, presents film screenings, panel discussions, presentations and performances throughout the academic year.
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