Organizational meeting: Sunday, September 22, 7 p.m.
at a private home in Columbia
Please join us as we read the book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Last year our meeting participated in the “One Book” program sponsored by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism, by reading Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship which covered the history of African-Americans in the Society of Friends. This year the Working Group on Racism is urging us to read the book The New Jim Crow. The topic of this book is particularly applicable to those who are interested in our prison ministry.
“We need to pay attention to Michelle Alexander’s contention that mass imprisonment in the U.S. constitutes a racial caste system. Her analysis reflects the passion of an advocate and the intellect of a scholar.”
—Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
We will read and discuss this thought-provoking book over several months. Meeting times & places will be discussed at the organizational meeting.
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