Between the Lines Book Club

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Friday, October 5, 2012
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group at noon on October 5th to discuss "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

Despite the triumphant dismantling of the Jim Crow Laws, the system that once forced African Americans into a segregated second-class citizenship still haunts America, the US criminal justice system still unfairly targets black men and an entire segment of the population is deprived of their basic rights. Outside of prisons, a web of laws and regulations discriminates against these wrongly convicted ex-offenders in voting, housing, employment and education. Alexander here offers an urgent call for justice.