Upcoming Event: Michelle Alexander & ‘The New Jim Crow’ March 6th

alexander_m-photo__high_res_headshot_2013_2The University of Tulsa College of Law will host Michelle Alexander, acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar, on March 6th for the John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture in Law.  The Hager Lecture is held annually in memory of former TU law professor John W. Hager, to bring eminent professionals to Tulsa to share their ideas on law and justice.  This event is free and open to the community and takes place Wednesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Allen Chapman Activity Center on campus at the University of Tulsa (click here for directions).   

Professor Alexander currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Professor Alexander was an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she directed the Civil Rights Clinics.

Her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness challenges a popular assumption that our nation has “triumphed over race”.  While Jim Crow laws were wiped off the books decades ago, an astounding percentage of the African American community is warehoused in prisons or trapped in a permanent, second-class status, much like their grandparents before them who lived under Jim Crow.

For complete biographical information on Michelle Alexander and more information about the event,  visit the TU College of Law website or contact Barbette Veit at 918.631.5604 or barbette-veit@utulsa.edu.  Parking may be limited, so please plan to arrive early.  


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