Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Keynote


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  • Speaker: Connie Rice, civil rights attorney
  • Host Department: race
  • Date: 02/07/2013
  • Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

  • Location: Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

  • Description:

    This 11th annual event focuses on the 2013 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book selection The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander and will also explore this year’s theme ‘Understanding Race.’ The keynote speaker for the evening will be one of America’s most influential civil rights attorneys Connie Rice, Co-Director for the Advancement Project, Los Angeles and renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling problems of inequity and exclusion.Rice has received more than 50 major awards for her leadership of diverse coalitions, and her nontraditional approaches to litigating major cases involving police misconduct, employment discrimination and fair public resource allocation. Doors open at 6:00 PM to offer the opportunity to connect with local community agencies and representatives who will be staffing resource tables in the lobby. For more information about the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program, click here.