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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 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.

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

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. 

October 9, 2019 at noon: save the date!

October 10, 2019 at 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the North Mall Meeting Room (NMMR): Jim Hingeley speaks on mass incarceration and criminal justice reform.

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

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: save the date!

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.