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SVSU Celebrates Black History Month (February 2022)

In Honor of Black History Month, the Office of Diversity Programs is pleased to present

“The New Jim Crow: A Courageous Conversation” with guest Michelle Alexander

Wednesday, February 16 | 7 p.m. | A Virtual Presentation


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Michelle Alexander shares her insights on the practice of mass incarceration in the U.S. justice system, as well as on how we can end racial caste in America. In her acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Alexander peels back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system, which the New York Review of Books described as “striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary and the force of her writing.” A legal scholar, social justice advocate, columnist at The New York Times and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, Alexander explores the myths surrounding our criminal justice system from a racial and ethical standpoint, and offers solutions for combating this epidemic. She leaves audiences with a new perspective on the challenges facing the civil rights community and a call to action for a multi-racial, multi-ethnic human rights movement for justice in America.

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SVSU Office of Diversity Programs

For more information call 989-964-4068.