One Book..One Campus..One Community

One Book..One Campus..One Community


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The New Jim Crow will be integrated into classroom curricula, giving IU Northwest and Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff the opportunity to reflect on the diversity of themes present.

The community is asked to join in the reading program by participating in events open to the public.

The book is available for purchase at the IU Northwest Book Store as well as through

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.

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  • Panel Discussions
  • Movie Screenings
  • Lecture Series
  • Workshops
  • And, more…!