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Race, Justice, and Mass Incarceration: A Powerful Panel Discussion and Virtual Documentary Screening of 13th

  • September 24, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • online
  • 28


  • Cost includes both the panel discussion and film screening (not sold separately)
  • Please select this option if you can't attend but would like to sponsor a law student or new attorney to attend.

Join us the evening of September 24 for an informed and probing discussion surrounding the topics covered in the Netflix documentary film “13th,” by director Ava Duvernay. 

“13th” is a thought-provoking documentary in which scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The film explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States, and how the criminalization of certain behaviors has had a disproportionate impact on minority populations. 

A panel discussion at 6 p.m. will be followed by a virtual screening of the film at 7:20 p.m., with a live chat to facilitate continuing discussion. 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Jarrett M. Adams, a licensed attorney who specializes in criminal defense and civil rights cases in the States of New York, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Mr. Adams was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit at age 17 and sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison. After serving nearly 10 years and filing multiple appeals, Mr. Adams was exonerated with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

Our speakers are professionals with a lot to say about these relevant topics:

  • Representative Leslie Herod, Colorado General Assembly
  • Dean Williams, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections

Representative Herod and Mr. Williams will speak on the issues touched on in “13th,” how these issues impact Coloradans, and how the fight to end racial justice impacts women’s rights.

All funds raised through this event will support the Colorado Women’s Bar Association's vitally important public policy work and its lobbying at the State Capitol. The CWBA’s public policy work allows it to serve as a strong advocate for issues and legislation important to advancing the interests and well-being of women and children.


  • Aponte & Busam Public Affairs
  • Rachel Clark
  • Deb Olszonowicz 
  • The Law Office of Patricia M. Jarzobski PC
  • Lowrey Parady Lebsack, LLC
  • Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
  • City Pop
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