Community Book Discussion Group: The New Jim Crow

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

You are invited to join other members and friends of UUS:E to read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. This book is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Common Read for 2012.

Kick-off meeting on Tuesday, April 9th. After the kick-off we’ll read the book and meet again to discuss on Tuesday, April 30th. Call the office at 860-646-5151 or email at uuse153@sbcglobal.net.

From UUA.org: “Racial profiling, criminalization, and mass incarceration of African Americans and other people of color constitute today’s legal system for institutionalized racism, discrimination, and exclusion. Author Dr. Michelle Alexander, civil rights advocate, litigator, and scholar, exposes today’s racial caste system and how to resist it. Sponsored by: Social Justice/Antiracism Committee. Contact: Marlene Geary, marlenegeary@gmail.com 


Film: 

The documentary film The House I Live In by Director Eugene Jarecki will be shown at UUS:E on Friday, March 22nd at 7 PM

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. More information on the film here: http://www.thehouseilivein.org/

 


Book:

This book discussion group will meet twice:

Kickoff Session—Introduction to the book with discussion and video clips.
You do not have to have read the book for this meeting:  Tuesday, April 9, 7-8:30 p.m.

Discussion Session—Structured discussion using the UUA Official Study Guide:
Tuesday, April 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

Purchase the Book

UUA Bookstore: $19.95

Amazon: $12.25 (paperback), $8.99 (Kindle)

Please contact the church office at 860-646-5151 or  uuse153@sbcglobal.net to sign up.

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