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Thursday, March 1st

Lecture: Best-Selling Author, Michelle Alexander


Marist College is pleased to welcome Michelle Alexander--a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, social justice advocate, and legal scholar--to discuss the topic of her acclaimed best-seller, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." In the book, Alexander peels back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation. Alexander's talk, which will be moderated by Marist faculty members Tia Gaynor and Jocelyn Smith Lee, will explore the myths surrounding our criminal justice system from a racial and ethical standpoint, and offer solutions for combating this epidemic.

Alexander has taught at a number of universities, including Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor of law and directed the Civil Rights Clinics. She has also held 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, and is currently a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University. Following law school, she clerked for Justice Harry A. Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Chief Judge Abner Mikva on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Seating Information:

Seating in the Theatre will be by ticket only.
Seating with live-feed viewing will be available in SC 3101, SC3102-05, and the Cabaret. No tickets are required for live-feed viewing. All guests are welcome to attend the reception and book signing.

Ticket Information (required for the Theatre only):

Tickets will be available for pick up in the Student Activities Office (SC3115) as follows:
* For students with a valid ID: Wednesday, February 14 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
* For Marist employees with a valid ID: Thursday, February 15 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
One ticket per person.

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Price: Free and open to the public


7:00 pm-8:30 pm


Nelly Goletti Theatre


Kate Donham

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