The First Unitarian Church has been invited by the UU Church of Arlington to host an episode of the their Radioblog â€œA Common Read of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.â€ The blog will feature eight 1-hour long discussions of The New Jim Crow with UU congregations. We are hosting Chapter 4: The Cruel Hand, which will air on February 10. Five participants are needed to read the chapter and participate in the discussion. Join in the conversation! To participate, contact Joanie Shreve.
Even if you can’t participate in the radioblog, let your friends know about it and listen online!
From UUA.org: Racial profiling, criminalization, and mass incarceration of African Americans and other people of color constitute todayâ€™s legal system for institutionalized racism, discrimination, and exclusion. Dr. Michelle Alexander, civil rights advocate, litigator, scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness exposes todayâ€™s racial caste system and how to resist it. Dr. Alexander spoke to an audience of over 600 people at Justice General Assembly 2012 in Phoenix and challenged us to learn about the oppression thatâ€™s happening through the criminal justice system to people of color in our nation and our communities, and to step up and witness. Join the movement to support prisoners and their families and to put an end to mass incarceration. As Unitarian Universalists, we have the religious grounding, the resources, and the opportunity to make a difference in partnership with those who are most affected by institutionalized racism and â€˜the new Jim Crow.â€™