February 28, 2022

A Conversation with Michelle Alexander

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Monday, Feb 28, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  • Diversity Inclusion


About This Event

Join the Gonzaga Community for A Conversation with Michelle Alexander, author of The New York Times Best-Selling Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. This online event will take place February 28, at 6 pm and will include questions, answers, and conversation. Please note: registration will close at noon, Feb. 28. 

About Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander brings audiences profoundly necessary and meaningful insights on the practice of mass incarceration that plagues the U.S. justice system, as well as eye-opening conversation 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, Michelle 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.” In January of 2020, the 10th Anniversary edition of this award-winning book released. With equal force and candor on stage, she breaks the silence about racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation.

Michelle, a legal scholar, social justice advocate, columnist at The New York Times and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, explores the myths surrounding our criminal justice system from a racial and ethical standpoint, and offers solutions for combating this epidemic. Delivering an emphatic wake-up call from the “colorblind slumber” that our country has fallen under, she leaves audiences with a new perspective on the challenges facing the civil rights community and a rousing call-to-action for a multi-racial, multi-ethnic human rights movement for justice in America.

Michelle Alexander LibGuide.

Event Sponsors

Center for Civil and Human Rights

College of Arts & Sciences

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Unity Multicultural Education Center

William L. Davis, S.J. Lecture Fund

Chastek Library

Office of Mission and Ministry

Political Science Department

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Foley Library