October 1, 2013 8:45 AM
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin
Author and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander will kick off “Conversations on Power, Privilege, Race and Justice,” a series of lectures that continue through November on the Tulane University uptown campus.
On Oct. 21, Jackie Sumell, co-creator of Herman’s House, an organization that seeks to end solitary confinement, will speak at 8 p.m. in the Kendall Cram room of the Lavin-Bernick Center. On Nov. 18, prison reform activist Angela Davis will lecture at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.
“Louisiana is the incarceration capital of the United States and the U.S. is the incarceration capital of the world,” says Callahan. “As an institution of knowledge, we want to encourage students to step out of the Tulane bubble and be aware of what’s happening around them.”
Related events include lectures by Joy DeGruy (Oct. 30), Tim Wise (Nov. 4) and a panel moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry (Nov. 6).
All events are free and open to the public.
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