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.' 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. 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. Community resource fair participants include Community Book Center, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Orleans Public Education Network, and the Tulane Drop In Center.
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