The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in the incarceration of millions of African Americans who are then denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Today an extraordinary percentage of the African American community is warehoused in prisons or trapped in a parallel social universe, where they are denied basic civil and human rights including the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, and the right to be free of legal discrimination in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits.
Join Many Hands for a thought-provoking discussion of this landmark book, moderated by Candice Jones, President & CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation, and documentary producer and Many Hands board member Jill Rosenbaum Meyer.
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
At the home of Lydia Marshall
2323 Porter Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by April 4. Bring a friend!
- Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America by Peter Edelman
- Locking Up Our Own by James Forman, Jr.
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- The Interrupters, a Frontline documentary
About the Moderators
Candice Jones is President and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation. Previously, Candice served as Senior Advisor at Chicago CRED, an organization that focuses on gun violence in Chicago. She has also served as Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, as a White House Fellow working with the U.S. Department of Education, and as a program officer with the MacArthur Foundation. She serves on the board of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, a Chicago-based civil legal service organization. She is also a member of Many Hands.
Jill Rosenbaum Meyer is a national news and documentary producer. Her films with the group Retro Report have been distributed on line by The New York Times, PBS, and The Atlantic Magazine. Her television work has appeared on PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, the CBS Evening News, and ABC News Nightline. Jill's work has received numerous awards, including for her 2012 PBS Frontline film "Dollars and Dentists." She is a member of the Many Hands board and Levine Music's Council of Advisors.