October 20, 2011 - 7:00 pm
In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination—employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service—are suddenly legal. Alexander visits Temple University to discuss her provocative and vitally important work on the age of mass incarceration and its myriad consequences.
Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance tickets are not required. A book-signing will follow the lecture. Direct all questions email@example.com, or phone 215 204-6386.
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