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    Michelle Alexander

    Presented by and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas at Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater

    October 2, 2012

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    Michelle Alexander

    Progressive Forum Houston presents Michelle Alexander, Author: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30, in the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater. The event is produced in association with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas.

    Michelle Alexander asserts, “We have not ended the racial caste in America: we have merely redesigned it.”

    Her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, is a New York Times bestseller in which she examines how the mass incarceration of African American men, primarily through the war on drugs, has created a new racial under caste, a group of people defined largely by race that is subject to legalized discrimination, scorn, and social exclusion.

    She challenges the conventional wisdom that with the election of Barack Obama as President, our nation has “triumphed over race.” She says we should place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice.

    Alexander has served on the faculty of Stanford Law School and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. She has served as the Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, and she has worked as a litigator at private law firms specializing in class action suites alleging race and gender discrimination.

    Currently, she is a professor at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

    She will greet fans and sign books at the end of the evening.

    Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater

    501 Texas Ave.
    Houston, TX 77002

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    Admission Info:

    Ticket prices are $14, $24, $34, $44, and $54. Besides regular tickets, a limited number of patron seats are available at $74 and include private patron reception with the speaker at 6:15 and center-front seating.

    Discounts of 10% are available off all regular price levels except $74 patron level for students; educators including teachers and administrators at all levels; seniors 65 and older; and groups of 10 or more; valid ID required at the door.

    Parking is available underground at the Wortham, entrances on Texas Avenue or Prairie Street.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Program starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Avenue.

    Private patron reception with Michelle Alexander is at 6:15 p.m. in the green room for those purchasing $74 tickets and for Forum donors of $1,000 or more within the past 12 months.

    The speaker leaves the green room reception at 6:45. As a courtesy to everyone in the receiving line, there is no book signing, autographing, or photography. This also ensures the program starts on time.

    The speaker will sign all books and welcome photographs in the grand foyer at the end of the evening. Books will be on sale throughout the evening by Blue Willow Bookshop.

    Early light supper available when doors open at Prairie Street lobby bar. Includes sandwiches, fruit, cheese plates, and desserts. Full bar service at all locations when doors open.

    Phone: 713-664-0020 or 832-251-0706


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