SPIRIT Book Club: Discussion Session #2
This spring, we will be hosting a book club spotlighting the book When Crack Was King: A People’s History of a Misunderstood Era by Donovan X. Ramsey. In this book, Donovan X. Ramsey traces the path from the last triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement to the devastating realities we live with today: a racist criminal justice system, continued mass incarceration and gentrification, and increased police brutality. Weaving together riveting research with the voices of survivors, When Crack Was King is a crucial reevaluation of the era and a powerful argument for providing historically violated communities with the resources they deserve.
This discussion will be the second of three meetings for this book. If you plan to attend and participate, please read chapters in Act III through Act VI (p. 91-261).
Please feel free to forward this invite to anyone who’s interested in participating. Hope to see you all on April 11th!
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This event is sponsored by the SPIRIT initiative. and open to faculty, staff and students in the Department of Epidemiology.