President's Lecture Series
 

Title

Michelle Alexander: "US Criminal Justice and Racial Inequity"

Presenter

Michelle Alexander

Document Type

Metadata Only

Date

1-16-2018

Venue

Ted Constant Convocation Center - Big Blue Room

Lecture Series

President's Lecture Series; Martin Luther King Lecture

Description

Michelle Alexander offers powerful insights on mass incarceration in the United States, as well as eye-opening conversation on how we can end the racial caste system in America. In her acclaimed best-seller, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Alexander peels back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system. The New York Review of Books said the book is "striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary and the force of her writing." Alexander, a legal scholar, social justice advocate and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York, employs equal force on stage to call for a multi-racial, multi-ethnic human rights movement for justice in America.

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