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Learning about Racism for a Change Virtual Book Discussion

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

2021-06-24 18:00:00 2021-06-24 19:45:00 America/Chicago Learning about Racism for a Change Virtual Book Discussion Hart Interim Library

Thursday, June 24
6:00pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2021-06-24 18:00:00 2021-06-24 19:45:00 America/Chicago Learning about Racism for a Change Virtual Book Discussion A book discussion hosted by Eliminate Racism 815 Hart Interim Library

A book discussion hosted by Eliminate Racism 815

Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.

Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.  Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is "undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S."  Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.

The is a virtual event and registration is required.  You will receive a link one day before the event.

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The 36,000 sq.ft. Hart Interim Library opened Dec. 2, 2017 and serves as the Rockford Public Library’s main downtown facility.  The newly renovated space boasts a 2nd story Children’s Area with dedicated computer lab, Read, Play, Learn program room, and creative play space, a Maker Lab with access to 3D printers and scanners and small board computers a sizable Young Adult Zone with gaming center, adult computer lab, local history room, and 5 private meeting and study rooms accommodating groups of 2-8 people.

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