METRO's Social Justice SIG Presents: Book Discussion -- The New Jim Crow

Speaker Brian Hasbrouck

Brian Hasbrouck has worked in different capacities throughout prison facilities in NYC for over the past year with Brooklyn Public Library. He finishes his MLS this December and looks forward to promoting social issue awareness among librarians.  

Participate in a discussion of Michelle Alexander's influential 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, facilitated by Brian Hasbrouck.

From the book’s official website: “The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the ‘secular bible of a new social movement’ by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide.”


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Tue, Nov. 10, 2015
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. US/Eastern

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