A capacity crowd gathered on April 11 to discuss Michelle Alexander’s award-winning book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.


The lively and thought-provoking discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the war on drugs and its impact on the criminal justice system, the social cost of incarceration, and the rise of the prison-industrial complex. Click here to read a summary of the event. Additional resources on these issues are listed below.

Many thanks to all who attended the spring 2019 book discussion and to our host, Many Hands member Lydia Marshall, and moderators, Candice Jones, President and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation, and Jill Rosenbaum Meyer, a television news and documentary producer and member of the Many Hands board.

Many Hands book discussions are open to all. For those who came as a guest of a Many Hands member, thank you for joining our discussion. If you would like to learn more about our work and how you can join us in our 2019 grantmaking, please click here. As a Many Hands member, you will receive an invitation to attend the Annual Meeting to be held on May 16 and a vote to determine the 2019 $100,000 grant recipient.

Additional Resources