• Sep 18, 2012

“The New Jim Crow” Book Discussion

  • 6:00pm

Presented by The MA National Association Social Workers (NASW) Criminal Justice Shared Interest Group and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute

Led by Marguerite Rosenthal, PhD Professor Emerita, School of Social Work, Salem State University

This NY Times best seller addresses the unequal enforcement of America’s drug war laws and its impact of mass incarceration on communities of color, particularly African American men. The US has the highest incarceration rate of any industrialized country in the world and this unequal enforcement of drug laws is claimed by the author to be akin to Jim Crow laws of the past, resulting in life-long exclusion from employment, voting, jury service, and many public entitlements. Come discuss this important book and learn to take a proactive stance to combat these inequities.

*2 Social Work CEs available ($5.00 for NASW members registered before Sept. 8/$10 at the door and for non-members)* FREE for those not wanting CE’s

Registration begins at 6:00pm
Free and open to the public
Participants are requested to read the book prior to the event
Please pre-register at: linn@naswma.org
For questions or more information, contact: sarahcoughlinlicsw@gmail.com