A Community Conversation with Author Michelle Alexander

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A Community Conversation with Author Michelle Alexander

The College of Saint Rose will welcome bestselling author, social justice advocate, and legal scholar Michelle Alexander on October 11.

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The Massry Center for the Arts 1002 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12203

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The College of Saint Rose will welcome bestselling author, social justice advocate, and legal scholar Michelle Alexander to campus on October 11 for a discussion on racial injustice and systemic racism in the American prison system.

Author and anti-racist activist Ibram X. Kendi has described Alexander’s landmark bestselling book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” as “the spark that would eventually light the fire of Black Lives Matter.”

A moderated discussion with Alexander will be held in the Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Avenue in Albany, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The free event, which is open to the public, also will be livestreamed on The College of Saint Rose YouTube channel. Registration is required for the in-person event.

In “The New Jim Crow,” Alexander peels back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system. The 2010 book, which appeared on The New York Times bestseller list for more than a year, has been lauded as the “secular bible of a new social movement” by many, including Dr. Cornel West. In their review, the New York Review of Books described Alexander’s work as “striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing.”

The event is being held via a partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at University at Albany and the New York State Writers Institute.

The event will also be livestreamed on The College of Saint Rose YouTube channel.