Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Building: Dixon Hall
Location: uptown campus
Acclaimed author and activist Michelle Alexander will give a keynote lecture about her bestseller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, this year's Tulane Reading Project book. Alexander 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 The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Professor Alexander was an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she directed the Civil Rights Clinics. Her work and writings challenge community members to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.
Free and open to the public, with a book-signing, reception, and community resource fair to follow. Click here for driving directions.
Community resource fair participants include Community Book Center, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Orleans Public Education Network, Tulane Drop In Center, Innocence Project New Orleans, Critical Resistance, Freret Neighborhood Center, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), Common Sense Action (Tulane University), Students Against Hyper Incarceration (Loyola University)
Sponsored by: Reading Project, Newcomb-Tulane College as well as the Office of Cocurricular Programs, Office of First-Year Programs, and the Center for Public Service.
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors
Tickets: Not required
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