First Sundays for Social Justice
Sunday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. in Brunner Chapel
“Beyond the Sins of Innocence”
Many members of First Unitarian have been involved in forming and sustaining the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow. It all started with Rev. Paula Maiorano’s February 2012 sermon at First U (Beyond the Sins of Innocence) about Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness, and it has spread to study/action groups in churches throughout our region and organizations like the YWCA. Action subcommittees are working on awareness, prevention, education, pardons and expungement of juvenile records, and repealing the death penalty. Please come and learn about our plans—including a major conference on Hope, Opportunity, and Racism: Breaking the Poverty to Prison Pipeline, scheduled for November 14.
Hosted by Jeff Lott and Joan Priest. Copies of The New Jim Crow will be available for purchase at a discount price of $16.00..