PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
Thursday, July 5th.
6:30pm to 8:30pm.
The NE New Jim Crow Study Group is hosting a panel based on information from Michelle Alexander’s New York Times best-selling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Speakers include: Ricci Franks, a sociology professor at the Cascade Camp…us of Portland Community College, JoAnn Hardesty, a former state representative and police accountability activist, JR Robinson, an Seattle attorney and author of the Crime Dog Cite Book, his client Anthony Greer, and Nabeeh Mustafa, a former convict and prisoner’s rights activist.
“As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or labeled felons for life. Jim Crow laws were wiped off the books decades ago, but today an astounding percentage of the African American community is warehoused in prisons or trapped in a permanent, second-class status — much like their grandparents before them, who lived under an explicit system of control.” (from the jacket cover).
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