CSPAN Book TV Live discussion Opportunity: Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow

From: RobRyan
Sent on: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:17 PM

CSPAN BookTV's Online Book Club will be having a live discussion of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow this month on March 26, 2013 @ 9pm ET.


Ohio NORML will be using this as an opportunity to have multiple discussion groups based in various homes and public places to view the live broadcast and participate in the live discussion as well.  I would encourage your groups to use this as focus discussion and meeting.


Michelle Alexander argues that the get-tough-on-crime policies that began in the early 1970s were enacted in an effort to push back the gains of the Civil Rights Movement.  This effort, she says, has been successful.  Prof. Alexander spoke at the University of Tennessee at an event hosted by the university's Africana Studies Program. 


Book Title : The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University.  Prof. Alexander previously served as director of the Civil Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School and as director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California.  For more, visit: newjimcrow.com.



Thank You,




Rob Ryan, President

Miami Valley NORML


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Serving the Greater  Cincinnati & Dayton area


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