HUMAN RIGHTS DAY IN ROCHESTER
December 10, 2012, 5:30PM
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St.
A community potluck dinner followed by conversation based on the subject of Michelle Alexander’s bestselling book:
In her bestselling book The New Jim Crow, Dr. Alexander shows that the human rights of millions of African-Americans (but also of many Latinos and poor whites) have been systematically violated by the so-called “War on Drugs.” Mass incarceration of the poor and of minorities turns them into felons, disenfranchising and impoverishing them in a way not seen since the days of the old “Jim Crow.” Let’s come together on December 10 to call attention to and to plan action to overcome the continuing, unacceptable racist policies that prevent people of color from participating in and benefiting from our strengths as a nation.
- Community Potluck, beginning at 5:30PM
- Call for Solidarity and Action
- Keynote by Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
- Panel of Respondents: People directly affected by mass incarceration of people of color and poor people
- Community Responses