One Book…One Campus…One Community Program
Indiana University Northwest’s One Book…One Campus…One Community reading initiative has expanded through a collaboration with the Ivy Tech Community College North Central Region.
All Northern Indiana campuses, as well as surrounding communities, will reflect upon the themes and learning points found in The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.
About the Book
This non-fiction book is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status — denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide.
Hear what the faculty and staff members have to say about The New Jim Crow:
The One Book...One Campus...One Community reading initiative could not be a success without the support of many generous community partners.
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