Michelle Alexander

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"

Q & A and book signing to follow presentation

7 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011
Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Free & open to the public

EVENT PASSED

If you have reserved seats for this event, please be seated by 7 p.m. Doors will open to the general public to fill any remaining seats promptly at 7 p.m.

Michelle Alexander event flyer (PDF)

Biography

Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Her first book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness challenges the conventional wisdom that with the election of Barack Obama as president, our nation has “triumphed over race.” Today an astounding percentage of the African American community is either incarcerated or trapped in a permanent, second- class status, much like their forefathers. She 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.

Location

Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Washington State University Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686

Parking and directions

Free Parking will be available in Orange Lot 1.

Directions and campus map.


Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Views from the Trenches

Panel Discussion

EVENT PASSED

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

No RSVP necessary

Does race play a role in who gets pulled over, who gets arrested, and who goes to prison? What is the impact of race on prison sentencing? Do alternatives to the current US system of incarceration exist? Hear perspectives from professionals and scholars in the field of criminal and juvenile justice. This interactive panel discussion will be facilitated by researcher and WSU faculty member, Clay Mosher, Ph.D.

Panelists: Dr. Clay Mosher, Ph.D - Professor of Sociology, Washington State University Vancouver (facilitator); Pat Escamilla - Clark County Juvenile Court Administrator; Chief John Batiste, Washington State Patrol; Dr. Katherine Beckett, Ph.D - Professor of Sociology, University of Washington; Judge Steven Gonzalez - King County Superior Court.

Location

Dengerink Administration Building, room 110
Washington State University Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686

Sponsored by Student Diversity Office

http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/studentdiversity