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Upcoming Events:

The Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
and
Occupy Poughkeepsie
present:

-The New Jim Crow-
A Community Read and Lecture Series

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About the Series: 

The Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library is teaming up with Occupy Poughkeepsie to sponsor a lecture series and community read organized around The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, a New York Times bestselling book about the mass incarceration rates of African Americans in the contemporary United States. The group will meet at the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library every other week on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm from March 14-May 23. 

The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will feature opening lectures from local and regional authorities and activists, including college professors and former inmates of New York State prisons. Each opening lecture will offer an overview and background information targeted to a specific chapter from the book. The brief lecture is then followed by an open discussion on both the book chapter and lecture.

Sessions:

-Wednesday, March 14th
Introduction
-Odell Winfield, Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
-Jeffrey Schneider, Occupy Poughkeepsie


-Wednesday, March 28th
Chapter One:
The Old Jim Crow
-Quincy Mills, Assistant Professor of History at Vassar College


-Wednesday, April 11th
Chapter Two:
The War on Drugs: A Casualty Report
-George Prendes, Community Advocate
-Joe Nevins, Associate Professor of Geography and Latino/a Studies at Vassar College


- Wednesday, April 25th
Chapter Three: 
Race and Justice
-Michael Sussman, Civil Rights Attorney


- Wednesday, May 9th
Chapters Four and Five:
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration
-Richard R. Jackson, Community Advocate, Center for Law and Justice, Albany
-Larry White, Community Advocate, David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy


-Wednesday, May 23rd
Chapter Six:
Arresting the New Jim Crow: Taking Action Here           
-Manna-Jo Green, Community Advocate, Jobs Not Jails
-Ann Perry, Poughkeepsie Common Councilwoman, 5th Ward

Location: The Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
2nd Floor, Suite 218
Family Partnership Center
North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie

All sessions to be held at 6 PM. 

Cost and Parking: All sessions are free and open to the public.
Come even if you are not reading the book! 
Parking is available across the street. 

Copies of The New Jim Crow are available for loan from the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library.

Contact: Odell Winfield at (845)-452-6088 ext. 3343

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