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11.8 - The New Jim Crow: Race, Policing, and Social Control in Portland - PCC 6:30pm

The New Jim Crow: Race, Policing, and Social Control in Portland
Public event at PCC Cascade, Portland, Oregon 6:30 PM 11/8/12

Open to the public
The New Jim Crow: Race, Policing, and Social Control in Portland

Thursday Nov 8 2012 - 18:30 until 20:00

Moriarty Arts and Humanities Amphitheater, PCC Cascade, 705 North Killingsworth Street Portland, Oregon

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"As the United States celebrates the nation's 'triumph over race' with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or labeled felons for life. Jim Crow laws were wiped off the books decades ago, but today an astounding percentage of African American community is warehoused in prisons or trapped in a permanent, second-class status -- much like their grandparents before them, who lived under an explicit system of control." (from the New Jim Cro
w by Michelle Alexander)

Community leaders will discuss issues ranging from the scathing Department of Justice review of the Portland Police Bureau, Police violations of civil liberties, and the stereotyping of Black youth and offer solutions to these problems. Community groups and organizations will be tabling after the forum for people who want to get involved in this struggle.

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Who are the speakers?

4 speakers 11.Nov.2012 10:20

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Jo Ann Hardesty, Organizer and Activist

Anoop Mirpuri is Asst. Professor of English at Portland State University

Andy Kulak, Educator, Jefferson High School

Dan Handleman, Portland Copwatch

Audience Input

Video: The New Jim Crow Race Policing Social Control in Portland 11.8.12 14.Nov.2012 07:52

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 http://youtu.be/IEwG6mFwjrU

The New Jim Crow Race Policing Social Control in Portland 11.8.12

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