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In Conversation with Michelle Alexander

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Graham Chapel
Graham Chapel, St. Louis, MO 63105

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics is honored to host Professor Michelle Alexander for a public conversation on the state of legal and social movements against mass incarceration. Since the publication in 2010 of Alexander’s sea-changing book The New Jim Crow, millions more Americans have been incarcerated in prisons and jails, sometimes held for years without a trial. But American conversations about incarceration have changed, with growing abolitionist movements as well as state and federal initiatives for carceral reform. Alexander’s work has done much to bring these issues to light.

Professor Fannie Bialek will ask Alexander about the state of legal and social movements for carceral reform and prison abolition and their invigoration of religious activism for social change. There will also be time for audience Q&A and a reception immediately following in nearby Umrath Lounge.

We hope you will join us in person or online for this Danforth Distinguished Lecture. Graham Chapel is open seating and doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to all.

Register for this event via Zoom at https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O_Gqvc8MTFGuqYuRA1gn4Q

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Fannie Bialek (Religion & Politics) discusses the state of legal and social movements against mass incarceration with best-selling author, legal scholar, and social justice activist Michelle Alexander
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