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The Oregon Humanities Center presents the 2012 Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Michelle Alexander, Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010).
Currently, there are more African Americans in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850. In her book, The New Jim Crow, acclaimed civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander explores the cultural biases that still exist and how segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration. She blames the War on Drugs for trapping millions in an endless cycle of discrimination and argues the need for a fundamental shift in public consciousness.
A graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University, Alexander has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors. While director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, she helped lead a national campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement.
The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book sale and signing. No tickets or reservations. For disability accommodations, which must be made by Nov. 6, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 346-3934.
The Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is funded by a gift from Val and Madge Lorwin to the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.
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