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UUA Common Read Group on The New Jim Crow

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UUA Common Read Group on The New Jim Crow

Time: April 3, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: First Unitarian Church - Parish Room
Street: 2125 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Philadelphia
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Phone: 215-563-3980
Event Type: book, group
Organized By: Lee Paczulla, Student Minister
Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2013

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Wednesday Evenings, April 3, April 10, April 24, Parish Room, 5:30 -7:30 PM

This will be our congregation's second book group for The New Jim Crow. Members of our December book group are welcome to return and deepen their understanding - and if you weren't able to join us for the first group, now's your chance!

Each year, our denomination chooses a book and produces a companion study guide for the UUA's Common Read program - encouraging churches across the country to learn about an issue of importance to our faith and our justice work.  This year, the Common Read is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - a fascinating book by civil rights lawyer and advocate Michelle Alexander, which sparks a much-needed conversation about the ways our system of mass incarceration has come to resemble systems of racial control from a different era.

Led by FirstU Student Minister Lee Paczulla in coordination with the Multicultural Ministry Team, our group will meet on three Wednesday evenings: April 3, April 10, and April 24 from 5:30-7:30 in the Parish Room.  You will need to purchase the book, available for $12 through Amazon and $22 from the UUA Bookstore. There are also some copies available at First U's book table. 
Please read the first three chapters before the first meeting on April 3.  Before our first gathering, identify a passage you'd like to discuss, and a question you would like to ask the group.
E-mail Lee Paczulla to sign up or for more information.

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