Incarceration

Michelle Alexander gives Keynote Speech at AFSC Dinner

Michelle Alexander, a renowned author, civil rights attorney, and prison-reform advocate, delivered this keynote address on May 26 at “Edges of Justice,” an event held by the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco. Only three days before, on May 23, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to greatly reduce its prison population after ruling that the state’s prison system was so overcrowded that it amounted to “cruel and unusual punishment.”

One Year Progress Update on Immigration Detention in NJ

To: President Obama, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Napolitano, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Morton

Date: April 29, 2011

From: New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees

Annual Dinner: "Edges of Justice," with Michelle Alexander

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for an evening of dinner, music, art, and discourse benefitting AFSC's Healing and Economic Justice programs in the Bay Area. Dinner will be provided by Feast of Fools catering, and music by Ruben Hurtado.

There will be a silent art auction featuring the work of talented Street Spirit artists.

Michelle Alexander will be available to sign her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness after dinner, and a limited number of books will be for sale.

Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10.

The New Jim Crow book discussion

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Newark, NJ

kadi and family

Kadi and family

Kadi (far right), her two sisters, and their father, with a photo of their mother who was deported in 2002.

The Newark office is home to the Immigrant Rights Program, the New Jersey base of the Healing Justice Program, and the online home for the New York Metro Internship Project.

The Immigrant Rights Program integrates legal services, advocacy, and organizing, providing legal representation in challenging immigration cases and also ensuring that immigrant voices in New Jersey and beyond are heard in policy debates. The program responds to myths about immigrants through presentations and media work.

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