George Chochos, celebrated former convict for armed robbery now in Yale Divinity School, will join Tamara Lanier, Criminal Justice Chair of the state NAACP, David McGuire, Policy and Legislative Director of the ACLU of Connecticut, and Rabbi Goldenberg for a discussion of racial justice, over-incarceration and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, award winning book by Professor Michelle Alexander.Free and open to the public, but you are encouraged to bring books to donate to the York Correctional Institution in Niantic. Contact the CBSRZ office for more information 860-526-8920.
Jelani Cobb, PhD is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut Professor, an author, and a Staff Writer for the New Yorker. His book, the Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, was published in 2010 through Bloomsbury Publishing.
There was a great Where We Live last week on "Confronting Social Injustice" which featured some very talented students in the Wesleyan Prison Education Project and the Wesleyan Doula Project. Click here to listen.