The following events have been scheduled to facilitate conversation regarding this year’s One Read Program selection: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community–and all of us–to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.
One Read Discussion…Without the Reading
August 22, 1:00-1:50pm
Didn’t get a chance to read the 2018 One Read book but still want a chance to hear about it and discuss the topic? This is the event for you. Wraps and chips will be provided for the first 25 participants. Bring your own beverage!
Hulston Hall Room 4
Info about art contest here
September 6th @ 5 pm: 13th Documentary
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. After the screening, stick around for a guided discussion.
July-October: The New Jim Crow – One Read Program Exhibit
An exhibit in the Ellis Library Colonnade features a timeline showing the increasing numbers of incarcerated Missourians over the past four decades. Key moments in law, the privatization of prisons, and stories of anonymous Mizzou Tigers impacted by incarceration are highlighted.
Ellis Library Exhibit Case