Michelle Alexander, a renowned author, civil rights attorney, and prison-reform advocate, delivered this keynote address on May 26 at “Edges of Justice,” an event held by the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco. Only three days before, on May 23, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to greatly reduce its prison population after ruling that the state’s prison system was so overcrowded that it amounted to “cruel and unusual punishment.”
Please join us for an evening of dinner, music, art, and discourse benefitting AFSC's Healing and Economic Justice programs in the Bay Area. Dinner will be provided by Feast of Fools catering, and music by Ruben Hurtado.
There will be a silent art auction featuring the work of talented Street Spirit artists.
Michelle Alexander will be available to sign her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness after dinner, and a limited number of books will be for sale.
Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10.
Kadi (far right), her two sisters, and their father, with a photo of their mother who was deported in 2002.
The Newark office is home to the Immigrant Rights program and the New Jersey site of our Healing Justice program.
The Immigrant Rights Program in Newark NJ works to ensure that all immigrants to the US are treated with respect and are able to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms. We work to address the vast need among immigrants for access to legal counsel and fair and non-discriminatory treatment by government agencies.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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