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The New Jim Crow: Suggested Resources

This guide will provide links to resources for faculty who wish to integrate the fall 2019 One Book, The New Jim Crow, into their classes.

One Book Events

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Join us for the One Book events!

*Each time a student attends an event or signs a pledge to do one of the activities, they are entered into a drawing to win a free three-credit class.

September 16, 2019 at noon in Rm. M229: Join us for a talk from the Legal Justice Aid Center's Adeola Ogunkeyede and Jennifer Kwon titled: “A Common Cause: Unifying Advocacy Efforts Beyond the Constitution”

Criminal justice reform and immigrants’ rights advocates both rely on constitutional principles to make the case for change. Join us for a discussion between two such advocates in Virginia who believe that realizing enduring change will require criminal justice reform and immigrants’ rights advocates to work together to expose and challenge the similarly harmful narratives used to justify criminal and immigration policies leading to injustices like mass incarceration and family separation.

This event is sponsored by the One Book Program and Civic Sense.

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September 24, 2019 at 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the North Mall Meeting Room (NMMR): Join the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance (BSA) for That World Is Gone, a documentary film about Charlottesville's Vinegar Hill neighborhood.

Revealing the history of Charlottesville's largest African American neighborhood, Vinegar Hill, That World is Gone explores black property ownership and the area's destruction in 1965. Drawing on four years of scholarly research, original interviews, and oral history, the film finds Vinegar Hill's residents at the intersection of local and national politics and prejudice. Surviving residents describe the neighborhood they knew and loved, and consider future prospects for black residence and success in the city.

This event is sponsored by the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance.

September 25, 2019 at noon in Rm. M229: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Todd Platts, speaks on "Understanding and Coping with Stereotype Threat."

This talk will discuss how the phenomenon of stereotype operates as a force that exerts a negative pressure on minority and first-generation college students. The forces that underpin stereotype threat will be explored. As well, and most importantly, mechanisms for coping with stereotype threat will be presented. 

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October 9, 2019 at noon in the Bolick Center: "The Effect of Mass Incarceration," a panel

Four formerly incarcerated individuals, Eddie Harris, Duane Washington, Richard Koonce, and Martize Tolbert, will speak about the experiences that led them to prison, the barriers they faced during re-entry, and their current situation. This panel discussion will be facilitated by Carl Brown, Client Relations Manager, The Fountain Fund.

If you missed this event, check out the recording here.

October 10, 2019 at 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the North Mall Meeting Room (NMMR): Jim Hingeley gives a talk entitled "How a Prosecutor Fights Mass Incarceration."

Jim Hingeley is a lawyer who has over 40 years of experience in the criminal justice system.  In addition to teaching criminal law at UVA Law School for 20 years, he founded the Albemarle/Charlottesville Public Defender Office and was head of the office for nearly 20 years.  Jim is currently running for Commonwealth's Attorney on a platform to bring criminal justice reform to Albemarle and begin the work of ending mass incarceration in Albemarle to make our community safer and stronger.

This event is sponsored by the One Book Program and Civic Sense.

Check out this event's recording.

October 16, 2019 at noon in Rm. M229: Join the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance (BSA) for Color Line of Scrimmage.

Color Line of Scrimmage is a Maupintown Media original documentary film by Lorenzo William Dickerson, that tells the story of segregated Burley High School's 1956 undefeated and un-scored upon football team.  Burley High was an all African-American high school in Charlottesville, Virginia, that now is an integrated middle school within the Albemarle County Public School system.  

This event is sponsored by the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance.

October 21, 2019 at noon in Rm. M229: Associate Professor of English, Justin Wert, speaks on "American Voting Rights: for Some or All?  The Continuous Journey toward African-American Enfranchisement from Reconstruction to Today."

Why is it that, even in 2019, the United States of America, the world’s most prominent, successful and sustained democracy is still mired in a continuous battle for complete enfranchisement of its voting-age populace? From an intense but brief period of Black enfranchisement during Reconstruction to the disenfranchisement of Black voters between 1890 and 1965; from the contemporary disenfranchisement of mass incarceration to voting identification laws and voter purges of the last several years, there have been various causes and effects of Black disenfranchisement.  We will explore these periods of enfranchisement and disenfranchisement to illuminate not only the struggle for Black voting rights but also to highlight America’s struggle.  For millions of Black Americans, the struggle to attain and maintain voting rights in an imperfect union illuminates America’s struggle to fully realize its democratic principles.

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October 24, 2019 at noon -- 2 p.m. in the Student Bolick Center: Resource Fair

This event is sponsored by the One Book Program.

October 30, 2019 at noon in the North Mall Meeting Room (NMMR): Join the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance (BSA) for Anywhere But Here.

Learn from the lives and experiences of 13 African-American men incarcerated at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in Charlottesville, Virginia. They all have aspirations, hopes and dreams. They love, laugh, learn, miss their families, are regretful for the things they've done, wish they had completed their education, and would much rather be Anywhere But Here.

This event is sponsored by the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance.

November 13, 2019 at noon -- 2 p.m. in the North Mall Meeting Room (NMMR): Join the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance (BSA) for Thirteenth.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

This event is sponsored by the One Book Program and the Black Student Alliance.