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November 3, 2016
"Black Studies and the Fight Against Mass Incarceration"
The title of this post is title of this great public event talking placing in a few weeks on my own campus, which is to begins with a showing of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th (previously promoted here) and then includes a terrific-looking panel discussion. Here is the official description:
Join professor and civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander for a screening of Ava DuVernay’s new documentary 13th, which explores the historical foundations and present-day structures of mass incarceration in the United States. After the film, Alexander will lead a panel discussion addressing the importance of Black Studies both for understanding the origins of systems of racial oppression and acquiring the tools needed to effectively combat them. The panel will feature faculty from the Department of African American and African Studies and the Moritz College of Law as well as student activists and community organizers.
A reception with complimentary food and drink will start at 5 PM in Heirloom Café, and the screening will begin at 6 PM.
A few of many, many prior related posts:
- This weekend's must-watch: 13th, Ava DuVernay's new documentary linking slavery and mass incarceration
- "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"
- "Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow"
- Oscar speech by John Legend spotlights the New Jim Crow stat about hyperincarceration of blacks in US
- "The New Jim Crow? Recovering the Progressive Origins of Mass Incarceration"
- NPR's Fresh Air celebrates MLK Day by discussing The New Jim Crow
- Should criminal justice reform be the new civil rights movement?
- After Ferguson, can and should marijuana legalization and drug war reform become a unifying civil rights movement?:
November 3, 2016 at 10:51 AM | Permalink