Center for Law, Diversity & Justice
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Western Washington University
January 17-18, 2013
Thank you for your interest in Tangled Webs: Race, Immigration, Poverty and Prisons, a regional conference that brings together students, teachers, researchers, activists, lawyers, and other concerned community members to examine the historical origins and social impacts of mass incarceration in the U.S., and to dialogue about existing and possible alternatives to this system.
Michelle Alexander, civil rights activist, law professor and best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color-Blindness.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
WWU Performing Arts Center
500 free, reserved seating tickets are available at Village Books today, or beginning Dec. 1 at Western's PAC Box Office.
Professor Alexander’s keynote will also be simulcast to SMATE lecture halls 120 and 150. Lecture hall doors open at 7 p.m.; seating will be first-come, first-served with no charge to attend.
Please note that no audio or video recording is allowed during the keynote address.
Many thanks to the generosity of our co-sponsors, including Lustick Law Firm, Buri Funston Mumford, The Velvet Rope, ACLU of Washington, Western Washington University Cold Beverage Fund, Diversity Fund, Social Issues Resource Center, World Issues Forum, Sociology Department, Political Science Department, American Cultural Studies, University Residence and Services, Black Student Union, Latino Student Union, Whatcom Re-entry Coalition, Village Books and Community-to-Community Development.
If you are interested in making a donation to help underwrite the cost of the conference, please contact Julie Helling at Julie.Helling@wwu.edu or (360) 650-4907.