Critical Conversations: The Cradle to Prison Pipeline is designed to teach students, faculty, staff, and public about mass incarceration in the U.S. and Louisiana with the intention of increasing social justice in the federal and state criminal justice systems. Our goals, then, are increased awareness, increased commitment to social justice, and informed action. This service model includes a series of workshops, book discussions, presenters, speakers, panel discussions, service projects/trips and an ongoing blog space that will continuously engage students, faculty, and staff in critical conversations about mass incarcerations.
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 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. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.
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Tuesday, Feb 5, 7:00 pm - 8:3 0pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, Mar 26, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Discussions will be held in the LSU Bookstore Event Room (2nd floor)