Friday, April 13, 2012

AMOS Project Racial Justice Summit -

AMOS Project Racial Justice Summit
2012 Racial Justice Summit

Community ~ Story ~ Action
Featuring acclaimed authors Michelle Alexander and Michael Emerson.  We will learn from insightul scholars, build skills and develop deeper understanding of how we can address racial inequality, and continue to work to address systems of inequality while building new relationships.

When:  Friday, May 4, 2012,  9:00am - 4:00pm
Where:  National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way  Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cost:  We are asking for a donation of $10.00 per person.

About the keynote speakers:
Michael Emerson is considered one of the leading scholars on race and religion, his work in this area began with Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (Oxford University Press, 2000), which was named the 2001 Distinguished Book of the Year by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Emerson’s research focuses also on urban growth, development, inequality, and urban life. He teaches courses in race and ethnic relations, religion, urban sociology, poverty and justice, and research methods. His main research interests lie in these areas as well. Emerson has focused most closely on the role of race in shaping social action in the United States, recently by focusing on health, residential segregation, and on the institution of religion. Michael Emerson is co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.

Professor Michelle Alexander is the author of the award winning book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”  She joined the OSU faculty in 2005. She holds a joint appointment with the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Prior to joining the OSU faculty, she was a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, where she served as Director of the Civil Rights Clinic.
Professor Alexander has significant experience in the field of civil rights advocacy and litigation. She has litigated civil rights cases in private practice as well as engaged in innovative litigation and advocacy efforts in the non-profit sector. For several years, Professor Alexander served as the Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, which spearheaded a national campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement.


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