Professor Michelle Alexander to read from latest book

January 21, 2017 by  

Reed College is excited to announce that Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, will be reading from her book at the college’s Kaul Auditorium in February. After the event, Professor Alexander will take questions, and will sign books. The event is free and open to the public, and will have ASL Interpreters available.

The New Jim Crow has been called stunning by David Levering Lewis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, and the Miami Herald called it “profoundly necessary”. Michelle Alexander herself is a civil rights advocate, lawyer, and legal scholar. She holds the position of associate law professor at The Ohio State University, and is also jointly appointed at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Alexander previously directed the Northern California Racial Justice Project for the ACLU, and was an Associate Law Professor at Stanford Law School.

Many college use flyers and postcard printing to share information about important speakers that will be open to the public on campus. Professor Alexander’s lecture and question and answer period will take place starting at 6pm on Tuesday, February 7th. The event is expected to last around two hours. Kaul Auditorium is located on Southeast Woodstock Boulevard. For more information on locating the auditorium, visit the Reed College website, or contact the college itself.