UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Legal Scholar and Social Justice Advocate, Michelle Alexander for The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Thursday, Mar 4 at 5 p.m. Pacific

This virtual event is available for ticket holders to replay for one week

SUMMARY

  • UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Michelle Alexander
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • A legal scholar, social justice advocate and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary
  • Alexander offers 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
  • This conversation with Victor Rios, UC Santa Barbara Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, will be followed by a Q&A
  • Part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Race to Justice virtual event series
  • Ticket holders will be able to replay this event for one week
  • Thursday, Mar 4 / 5 p.m. Pacific / Virtual
  • $10 General Public and FREE for UCSB Students (registration required)
  • Tickets/Info: (805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

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“[Michelle is] striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing.”

New York Review of Books

 

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Legal Scholar and Social Justice Advocate, Michelle Alexander for The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Thursday, Mar 4 at 5 p.m. Pacific. New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow, the acclaimed bestseller that “struck the spark that would eventually light the fire of Black Lives Matter” (Ibram X. Kendi). Marked by a special 10th anniversary edition release, her celebrated book continues to peel back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system. 

A legal scholar, social justice advocate and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, Alexander takes a hard look at racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation. She offers 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.

This virtual conversation with Victor Rios, UC Santa Barbara Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, will be followed by a Q&A. Ticket holders will be able to replay this event for one week. 

The virtual event is part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Race to Justice series. 

 

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, 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.” 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.

Alexander is 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.

RACE TO JUSTICE 

Race to Justice: This is a moment of reckoning. As a nation, we are confronting evidence of inequality that reaches every corner of society. Arts & Lectures has a history of bringing complex issues to the forefront. Now, we are spearheading an in-depth look at systemic racism from every angle, including abolition, underlying conditions, reparations, criminal justice and more. Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental, this season-long series engages leading activists, creatives and thinkers to expand our understanding of racism and how race impacts society and to inspire an expansive approach to advancing racial equality. 

UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public. 

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Michelle Alexander is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Part of the Race to Justice series.  

Tickets are $10 for the general public and FREE for UCSB students (registration required)

For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.  

Race to Justice Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, Zegar Family Foundation. 

Race to Justice is presented in association with UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners: Department of Black Studies, Center for Black Studies Research, Division of Social Sciences, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Graduate Division, Bren School for Environmental Science & Management, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, MultiCultural Center, Carsey-Wolf Center, The Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies, UCSB Library | UCSB Reads, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor. 

Race to Justice Media Sponsors: Santa Barbara Independent, KCRW, Voice Magazine, Noozhawk.

Most Race to Justice events are hour-long programs and include an audience Q&A.  

Race to Justice events are FREE for UCSB students (registration required). 

UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2020-2021 season. 

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