Race, Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice in a Colorblind Society: Issues for Maine Communities

  • 4/9/2014 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Searles Science Building, Room 315
  • Event Type: Lecture

This evening will begin with a film clip of the 2013 Bill Moyer interview with Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Following this introduction to the subject of 'mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness', a response and discussion will be facilitated by Elizabeth Pritchard, Associate Professor of Religion.

We will hear from three people working on and with the justice systems in Maine:
Grainne Dunne – Justice Organizer, ACLU of Maine
T. Richard Snyder, PhD - Chair, Restorative Justice Institute of Maine
Rachel Talbot Ross – State Director, NAACP Maine

This event is being co-sponsored by the departments of History, Religion, and Sociology & Anthropology, the McKeen Center, Multicultural Student Programs, First Parish Church, UCC, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Church.