On February 20, 2020 at 6 pm, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and the New Canaan Library will host the third in their series on constitutional rights with a screening of 13th, the Emmy award winning and Oscar nominated documentary. Bishop John Selders will introduce the film and answer questions upon its completion. The event will take place in the Library’s Lamb Room and is free.
The 13th Amendment, adopted in 1865, abolished slavery in the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as punishment upon conviction of a crime. The film 13th, named for this Amendment, explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in America. It is directed by Ava DuVernay.
Bishop John Selders is the Organizing Pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, Associate Chaplain at Trinity College, Executive Director of Zezzo House (an 18-unit housing project), Bishop Presider of The Inter-Denominational Conference of Liberation Congregations and Ministries (ICLCM) and the Co-Convening Bishop of The Sacred College of Progressive Episcopates (SCPE). He has studied at Webster University, Eden Theological Seminary and Anglican Divinity School.