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Ending the New Jim Crow

Starting tomorrow afternoon, our friends at the YWCA will kick off a Dialogue to Action Study Group to read about, discuss, and take action on the issue of mass incarceration of people of color. The group will her explosive book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, author and civil liberties lawyer Michelle Alexander argues that reforms and timid civil rights activism must give way to a sweeping transformation based on a recognition of the massive injustice against black America and on compassion for the stigmatized young African Americans.

You can join the group tomorrow from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at the YWCA's Home Life Management Center at 709 North Madison St. in Wilmington. It will meet every Friday at this time until September 26. For more information, contact Faye Bonneau at or visit YWCA website. Faye has told us that it's OK to miss a session or two—including the first one.

First Unitarian Church has co-sponsored similar study groups in the past along with Mother Africa A.M.E. Church. Let's support the YWCA in its work to further this effort in Delaware.