KCC Center for Diversity to host public screenings of “13th” documentary on racial inequality

A graphic/text slide highlighting the KCC Center for Diversity and Innovation's May 12 and 13 screenings of the documentary "13th."

The Center for Diversity and Innovation at Kellogg Community College will host two free public screenings of a documentary on racial inequality this month in Battle Creek.

The documentary, titled “13th,” explores the history of racial inequality in the U.S. and the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. The title of the documentary references the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which formally abolished slavery in the U.S. in 1865.

Screenings of the documentary and follow-up discussions will be held at the McQuiston Learning Center, 100 W. Van Buren St. in Battle Creek, from:

  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 12
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13

A facilitated reflection period and action-oriented dialogue will follow each screening; appetizers and child watch will be provided.

Registration for either event date is suggested but not required. To register for the May 12 event, visit https://goo.gl/KqTDHq. To register for the May 13 event, visit https://goo.gl/dersvm. Individuals may also register by calling the CDI’s Sara Johnson at 269-565-2107, or can RSVP on the Showing Up for Racial Justice of Southwest Michigan Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/SURJSWMI/events.

The KCC CDI is offering the “13th” documentary screenings in conjunction with partner organizations including Battle Creek Public Schools; Harper Creek Community Schools; Lakeview School District; the NAACP of Battle Creek; Sacred Conversations; and Showing Up for Racial Justice of Southwest Michigan.

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