Coalition to Dismantle New Jim Crow
Sunday, March 18, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.,
Delaware’s Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow grew out of a series of interracial, interdenominational discussions-organized in part by members of First Unitarian Church-of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Since 2013, the Coalition has offered monthly public forums, summits, and conferences seeking to raise awareness and understanding of mass incarceration and systemic and institutional racism. The Coalition advocates for changes in state and local policy to rectify the effects of mass incarceration, institutional racism, and economic inequality, and believes that it is necessary for people of all races to acknowledge the need for racial healing and to collectively work towards a just society. This year’s daylong conference, Power and Change: Dismantling Racial Bias through Community Action will be held on Saturday, April 28. Please welcome Shyanne Miller and Alison Wakelin of the Coalition to our Third Sunday Justice Talk, sponsored by by the First Unitarian Human Rights Task Force.