New Jim Crow author Michelle Alexander talks to GU

SPOKANE, WASH. – Gonzaga University presents “A Conversation with Michelle Alexander” on Monday, February 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. via webinar.

Alexander is the New York Times bestselling author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” which, 10 years after its publication, continues to provide meaningful insights into the American justice system and the essential work to end racial caste. in America. Over the past decade, she has delivered powerful messages with equal force and candor about racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation.

A jurist and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, Alexander explores the myths surrounding our criminal justice system from a racial and ethical perspective, and offers solutions to combat this epidemic. It offers an emphatic awakening from the nation’s “colorblind slumber” and leaves audiences with a fresh perspective on the challenges facing the civil rights community and an empowering call to action for a multiracial, multiethnic human being. rights for justice movement in America.

Over the years, Alexander’s work has been discussed in classrooms across the country, including many in Gonzaga.

“We are thrilled to bring Michelle Alexander to speak with our Gonzaga community and the wider Spokane community. Her book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the inequalities in our criminal justice system,” said Michele Fukawa., acting director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at Gonzaga Law School. The Center has helped the university bring other high-profile speakers to campus, including Claudia Rankine, Patrisse Cullors and Kimberle Crenshaw.

Those interested in joining the webinar should pre-register for access: gonzaga.edu/michelle-alexander.

Thank you to the following partners for funding this opportunity: Gonzaga School the Law Center for Civil and Human Rights; Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Unity Multicultural Education Center; and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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