Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Metropolitan State University Library, Ecolab Room, 645 East Seventh Street
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson writes on the history as well as public policy implications of today's criminal justice system. Her talk will discuss the impact of mass incarceration on America's cities, its economy, and its very democracy. Thompson is the author of numerous articles on the justice system as well as the book Whose Detroit: Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City. She is currently writing the first comprehensive history of the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and its legacy. Sarah Walker, co-chair of the Second Chance Coalition, will serve as a local responder.
Minnesota and the Emancipation
Monday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Highland Park Library, Hillcrest Auditorium, 1974 Ford Parkway
Join Bill Green (A Peculiar Imbalance: The Fall and Rise of Racial Equity in Minnesota) and others as they explore Minnesota's involvement in the Civil War and the emancipation process.
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