Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission invites the entire Sullivan County community to join them for a special civil rights presentation and documentary screening on Friday, March 1 in Hurleyville.
Hosted by the Hurleyville Arts Centre, the event will feature NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, NYS Senator Jen Metzger and others speaking about civil rights, followed by a screening of the 2016 documentary “13th.” Named after the U.S. Constitution’s slavery-abolishing Thirteenth Amendment, the film explores race, justice, and mass incarceration in America.
There will also be a civil rights video montage and clips from the recent breakdown of heat and power at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. The evening, which begins at 5 p.m. with a meet-and-greet and refreshments, promises to be informative, sobering and inspiring for all.
The Sullivan County Commission on Human Rights is dedicated to fostering mutual respect and understanding for the rights of all persons in Sullivan County. Meetings, open to the public, are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Legislative Meeting Room of the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello.
For more information, call 845-807-0189 or visit www.facebook.com/SCNYHRC.