Lourdes University offers Ava DuVernay’s 13th
Daily Dose | 01/05/2017 9:00 am
On Thursday, January 12 at 7 p.m., Lourdes University offers a free showing of 13th, an original Netflix documentary directed by Ava DuVernay. A Critics Choice Documentary Award winner, 13th provides an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. The documentary will be shown in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.
The documentary showing is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow.
“We are pleased to offer this poignant and relevant documentary to our students and all citizens in the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan region. It is our hope that the discussion promotes open dialogue on topics that affect our society daily,” says Ms. Rachel Duff Anderson, Dean of Student Life. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Therese Hoffman, Sociology & Justice Studies Professor.
2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
Lourdes University is offering two weeks of programming and outreach activities in January in recognition of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The documentary showing of 13th is one of the chosen programs. For a list of all Lourdes MLK, Jr. events, visit www.lourdes.edu/mlk.
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.