I hope you’ll come out to this important discussion with a couple of brothers who have been fighting for liberation for a long time. -Gregory
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 6:00pm
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637
“An excellent, much-needed introduction to the racial, political, and economic dimensions of mass incarceration.” –Michelle Alexander
James Kilgore discusses his new book, Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time, with Bill Ayers.
James Kilgore is a writer, an educator, and a social justice activist who teaches and works at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spent six years in prison, during which time he drafted his three published novels. He is the author of Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time (The New Press). He currently lives with his family in Urbana, Illinois.
Bill Ayers is University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), member of the executive committee of the Faculty Senate and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society, taught courses in interpretive and qualitative research, oral history, creative non-fiction, urban school change, and teaching and the modern predicament. A graduate of the University of Michigan, the Bank Street College of Education, Bennington College, and Teachers College, Columbia University, Ayers has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. He is a past vice-president of the curriculum studies division of the American Educational Research Association.
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