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King Hall hosts community book read to examine racial justice issues

News Posted on August 17, 2020

The nation currently is grappling with controversy over policing and, more generally, racial justice. The King Hall community is adding programming to engage in a discussion of these pressing social justice issues. Stay tuned for details on a Racial Justice Speaker Series in the 2020/21 academic year. We also are engaging incoming first-year students in a discussion of the racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

As part of Intro Week for incoming law students, King Hall invites community members to take part in a discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The small discussion groups, held via Zoom, will include incoming first-year students, upper division students, faculty, staff members, and alumni - a true King Hall community read. This particular book is a starting point for discussion of issues students encounter in law school, in the legal profession and in life. We have designed our discussion to be inspiring and impactful and we hope the session prompts self-reflection, growth and new understandings. 

Each small discussion group will also have 1-2 discussion facilitators who will help guide the conversation. Discussion group facilitators will receive a guide and further instruction in advance of the date. If you are interested in serving as a facilitator, please indicate so on your registration form. 

Register for the event.