Michele Alexander to Speak at UW-River Falls

Feb. 17, 2012--Longtime civil rights advocate and litigator Michelle Alexander is coming to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Feb. 29 to speak about her book, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."  

The lecture and discussion event is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center on campus. It is free and open to the public.  

Alexander has served as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, director of the Civil Rights Clinics at Stanford Law School and is a former law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court. She has appeared as a featured commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and a position as an associate professor of law at the Mortiz College of Law at Ohio State University.   

Alexander's book is available for purchase in the Falcon Shop in the University Center and will be available at the lecture.  

The event is hosted by Falcon Programs in the Office of Student Life at UW-River Falls. For more information or accommodations, contact Karyn Wells at or call 715-425-4444.

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