April Young Professional Mixer
Our April mixer will be power packed…
We will discuss officer elections (to be held at the May 11 mixer), meet the team behind a great new opportunity for food-based entrepreneurs and businesses and screen 13th by Ava DuVernay. Plus we will be collecting gently used donations of professional clothing for low-income job seekers and announcing our April 29th Day of service! Whew! We’re tired just thinking about it all.
Here’s the agenda:
- Discussion of officer elections;
- Margaret Norfleet Neff of Beta Verde to discuss a new commercial kitchen available to food-based entrepreneurs;
- April 29th Day of Service announcement;
- Screening of 13th by Ava DuVernay; and
- Networking, networking and more networking.
Where: Carolina’s Vineyards and Hops
1111 South Marshall Street
13th: an extraordinary and galvanizing documentary.
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
Check out the trailer below: