Reading Group: The New Jim Crow


Saturday, August 12, 2017-
Saturday, September 30, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Come read with us! A few of us have decided to spend some time reading together over the coming weeks at Interference Archive. We’ve decided to focus on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, because we thought this would be a great book to have people to talk about with — whether you’re reading it for the first time, or for a second (or third?!).
Our discussion will happen every second Saturday afternoon (4-6pm) at Interference Archive, starting August 12, 2017. Participants should find a copy of The New Jim Crow at your local public library or bookstore; we’ve outlined the schedule we’re hoping to stick to below, and we’ll read in advance of meeting each time.
We’re coming at this discussion not as experts, but as people who love to learn and who hope to learn from the others who come to this group. We’ll also work together to find related material in the Interference Archive collection for us to read if we choose; participants are encouraged to suggest related articles, podcasts, and books for others to check out as we go along.
Here’s the schedule we’re hoping to stick to:
August 12 — book introduction/preface
August 26 — Chapter 1
September 9 — Chapter 2
September 30 — Chapter 3
RSVPs are not required, but feel free to send us an email at if you’d like to or if you have questions. Participants are not required to attend every discussion session; if you can only make a few, please follow the schedule above (we’ll update it if it changes!) to make sure you’re on track with the material we’ll have read for that week.