Today's Date: May 16, 2021
Scott’s Liquid Gold-Inc. Reports First Quarter Results   •   Mastercard and National Women’s Soccer League Announce Multi-Year Partnership Centered on Elevating Visibility for the Spo   •   Clark Atlanta University Partners With the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) To Launch $1 Million Partners   •   Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hosts Education Panel in Support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Mont   •   ScholarShare 529 to Offer Families College Savings Stimulus for 529 Day   •   Pole for Grosjean, Honda at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis   •   Optime Care Calls for Greater Awareness of Hereditary Angioedema, Highlights Patient-First Strategy for Treatment and Optimized   •   The Race Epidemic Documentary Featuring CA Attorney General Rob Bonta, Former Treasurer John Chiang, Congressmember Judy Chu Pre   •   IndyCar Drivers Take Flight at LIFT Academy   •   KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Hudson Grove, a New-Home Community in North Jacksonville, Priced from the $270,000s   •   Mental Health in Focus: Healthline Announces Next Live Town Hall   •   Save the Galaxy in the Epic Saga of Commander Shepard With Mass Effect Legendary Edition Today   •   After 59 Years, the Families of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 Receive Closure   •   RYB Education, Inc. Files Its Annual Report on Form 20-F   •   BREAKING NEWS: CAIR Joins Boycott of White House Eid Celebration in Response to Biden Administration's Defense of Israeli Attack   •   Young Women with Chest Pain Wait Longer and Receive Less Urgent Care Than Men   •   Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario sign a Memorandum of Understanding to improve education for First Nations students   •   Pyxus International, Inc. Announces Date of 2021 Annual Meeting   •   MetroPlusHealth to Host Virtual Town Hall: Stand Up Against Anti-Asian Hate   •   California Family Physicians Applaud Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine to Adolescents
Bookmark and Share

Lawyers’ Committee Hosts Discussion And Book Signing With "The New Jim Crow" Author

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, along with members of the civil rights, drug policy reform and criminal justice communities will host esteemed civil rights advocate and author Michelle Alexander during a discussion and book signing of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Thursday, May 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m.  Ms. Alexander’s first book focuses needed attention on the disproportionate impact and residual consequences of minorities entrapped in the criminal justice system. 

 

Like Jim Crow, mass incarceration marginalizes large segments of the African American community, segregates them physically in prisons, jails and ghettos, and then authorizes discrimination against them in voting, employment, housing, education, public benefits and jury service.  So many of the old forms of discrimination - the ones we supposedly left behind - are suddenly legal again, once you've been branded a felon.”                                                                                                                                                                       --Michelle Alexander

 

WHAT:   The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Discussion and Book Signing


WHEN:   Thursday, May 6, 2010
               Discussion 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Book Signing 7-8 p.m.

 

WHERE: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

               1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400

               Washington, D.C. 20005

 

WHO:     Michelle Alexander, Author, The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

               Remarks: Barbara ArnwineMarcia Johnson-Blanco and Tanya Clay House, Lawyers’ Committee
Nkechi Taifa, Open Society Institute
Kara Gotsch, the Sentencing Project
Sam Hutchinson, National African American Drug Policy Coalition
Jasmine Tyler, Drug Policy Alliance
                                                


Event Co-Sponsors:  the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, the Open Society Institute, the Sentencing Project, the Washington Bar Association and the Drug Policy Alliance (Books sold on site by Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets Bookstore).

  

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment; voting; education and environmental justice.  For more information about the LCCRUL, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

###



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News