February 27, 2017  
Powerful Civil Rights Film & Panel Discussion 
Free screening of 
13th, named for the amendment outlawing slavery
I look forward to seeing you at a free screening of the powerful civil rights documentary 13th  being held on  Saturday, March 4. (Details below.) 

I'm honored to help lead a panel discussion after the event, 
which is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Community groups representing a variety of causes will also be on-hand, providing information on their work and ideas for getting involved. 

The award-winning film 13thnamed for the 13th Amendment of the Constitution which freed slaves and prohibited slavery, traces the shameful historic treatment of African Americans including slavery to inequities in today's criminal justice system. (Youtube  Trailer.)

It highlights themes increasingly relevant today, with the new presidential administration. I'm deeply committed to our work to  ensure justice, equity and tolerance.

What: Free screening of documentary film "13th", panel discussion, community resources
When: Saturday, March 4
Time: 9:30 a.m., doors open; 10  a.m.  film screening;  1 p.m., p anel discussion
Where: De Anza High School Theatre, 5000 Valley View Road, Richmond 
Contact: Joan Carpenter (joan.carpenter@bos.cccounty.us) 510-932-5354




Hope to see you there,
John  
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone