The New Jim Crow – Lecture by Michelle Alexander 9/23

Don’t miss this chance to hear Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, talk at Wesley UMC. A Q&A session, reception and book signing will follow the lecture. The book argues that the sudden and dramatic mass incarceration of African American men has created a racial under caste that subjects them to legalized discrimination, scorn and social exclusion. Prof. Alexander is a graduate of Stanford Law School & Vanderbilt University, and a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate & legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, & the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

Prof. Alexander is a graduate of Stanford Law School & Vanderbilt University, and is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

  • Where: Wesley UMC, 1164 San Bernard Street, Austin 78702
  • When: September 23, 7:00 pm
  • Sponsors: University UMC, Wesley UMC, BridgeBuilders, Austin Chapter of the NAACP, Warfield Center for African & African-American Studies, Texas After Violence Project, United Methodist Women and Couples Plus Class of University UMC, Jim Wilson & Ginny Fredericks, Don Tietjen & Rev. Susan Sprague
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