The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, examines institutional racism in the United States and how it relates to and has evolved from previous oppressive laws, such as slavery and Jim Crow policies. The New York Review of Books describes The New Jim Crow as a work that will “touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with that we also somehow don’t know how to face.”
In the upcoming discussion at South Burlington High School on May 10th and 17th, two facilitators will lead discussions on the historical roots of U.S. system of mass incarceration, the War on Drugs, and the continuing affects of racism and oppresion in contemporary struggles for civil rights and a just and equitable society.
In order to get the full benefit of this program, participants are asked to read the book in it’s entirety and attend both sessions.
This program is presented in partnership with the Student Diversity Union at South Burlington High School and PACT. RSVP online or call 863-2345 x6. This program is offered at no cost to participants! If you would like a FREE copy of the book call 652-7035.