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Rethinking Race, Keynote Speaker Michelle Alexander

Presented by University of Akron at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall - University of Akron, Akron OH

Feb 27 2023
Rethinking Race, Keynote Speaker Michelle Alexander

Rethinking Race is a two-week forum of events focused on facilitating “courageous conversations designed to promote inclusive excellence” regarding race and race-related issues. All events are free and open to the public.
This year’s theme will be: Rethinking Race and the Criminal Justice System. Among the forum highlights will be keynote speaker Michelle Alexander, internationally known teacher, lecturer, scholar, and author of the critically acclaimed book The New Jim Crow. Ms. Alexander will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, February 27, at the E.J. Performing Arts Hall, as the opening event for the RTR forum held February 27 – March 9, 2023.

Michelle Alexander brings audiences profoundly necessary and meaningful insights on the practice of mass incarceration that plagues the U.S. justice system, as well as eye-opening conversation on how we can end racial caste in America.

In her acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle

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Open to the public.
Free tickets will be available for pick-up at the EJ Thomas Hall ticket office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning February 1st.

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Various parking decks and lots are located adjacent to the Hall.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access


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