UCSB Race to Justice series: Michelle Alexander

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Arts & Lectures is spearheading Race to Justice: an in-depth look at systemic racism from every angle, including abolition, underlying conditions, reparations, criminal justice and more. Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental, this season-long series engages leading activists, creatives, and thinkers to expand our understanding of racism and how race impacts society, and to inspire an expansive approach to advancing racial equality.

Legal Scholar and Social Justice Advocate Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Thu, Mar 4 at 5 PM Pacific / Virtual Event

michelleNew York Times columnist Michelle Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow, the acclaimed bestseller that “struck the spark that would eventually light the fire of Black Lives Matter” (Ibram X. Kendi). A legal scholar, social justice advocate and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, Alexander takes a hard look at racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation. She offers a new perspective on the challenges facing the civil rights community and a rousing call-to-action for a multi-racial, multi-ethnic human rights movement for justice in America.

This conversation with Victor Rios, UC Santa Barbara Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, will be followed by a Q&A.

Ticket holders will be able to replay this event for one week after the live stream. 

ALL UCSB students can access the Race to Justice events for FREE, but students must register in advance of the event to watch the replay.