Hans J. Maverick will lead the discussion of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander. Jim Crow laws were supposedly eliminated by civil and voting rights laws in the 1960s. Have those laws been subverted by the criminal justice system and other laws that continue the oppression of minorities in America. As always, you’re welcome to join the discussion even if you haven’t read the book yet.
5604 Manor Rd.
10:00 am – Coffee and conversation
10:30 am – Program begins
As a courtesy to our speakers, kindly arrive on time
Please remember to bring non-perishable food items and empty printer cartridges for the benefit of the Central Texas Food Bank. The Food Bank will also gratefully accept checks.
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The Ethical Society of Austin is a humanistic organization inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. Our faith is in the responsibility and capacity of human beings to act in their personal relationships and in the larger community to help create a better world. Our commitment is to the worth and dignity of the individual, and to treating each human being so as to bring out the best in him or her. Members join together to assist each other in developing ethical ideas and ideals…to celebrate life’s joys and support each other through life’s crises…to work together to improve our world and the world of our children.