TheNewJimCrowBookCoverWestchester Community Read and Discussion on “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander.
All are invited to the kickoff at the Mapleton Conference Center at Good Counsel Academy, 52 North Broadway, White Plains 10603.
During the month of March, several facilitators will lead weekly book discussion groups in New Rochelle, Ossining, Mt. Vernon, White Plains and Mt. Kisco.  You are welcome and encouraged to sign up for one that is convenient to you.  The full schedule will be posted soon to

Wed 1-3 pm starting Mar 5Bart Worden and Maggie Voltaire will be leading the discussions, at ECSW.

Discussions are free and open to the public.  All are welcome who would like to engage in this important conversation about racism and mass incarceration.


“The New Jim Crow,” written by law professor and legal writer Michelle Alexander, is a compelling case for how the racism of slavery and the original Jim Crow laws have not left our nation but have found their way into the foundations of our criminal justice system.  By detailing the history of Jim Crow, the War on Drugs and our current system of Mass Incarceration, Alexander gives her readers an opportunity to step into the truth of the structural racism at play in the United States today.


All are welcome to attend.  Reading the book is not a prerequisite to join the conversation.  For more details, please call Sandy at (914) 522-5997.