January JAMA MeetingA reminder that the January 2014 meeting of JAMA will be at 9:00am on Thursday, January 9, in the McIntyre Room on the 2nd floor of the Jackson District Library's Carnegie Branch, 244 W. Michigan Ave. in downtown Jackson. This will be our regular meeting place, and the 2nd Thursday at 9:00am will remain our regular time, at least for the next 4 months. Please share this news with other clergy and faith leaders, and invite them to subscribe to our new email list at http://eepurl.com/K68CD.
The New Jim Crow Book StudyChristine Canning-Peterson of the Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association (JACRAA) invites JAMA members to attend this book study, and also to announce it and post this flyer [THE NEW JIM CROW flyer.pdf (168kb)] to publicize it. She writes:
A new book study by the Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association (JACRAA) will begin on Tuesday evening, January 7, and continue for seven weeks. The book to be studied is one that has attracted a great deal of attention recently, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Clevester Moten, Jr., is preparing the curriculum for this extended study of the book and will facilitate each two-hour meeting. After the introductory meeting on January 7, each meeting will discuss a chapter. Copies of the book are available at the Jackson District Library, Carnegie Branch. Meetings will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 801 S. Mechanic St. in Jackson. For more information, call 517-926-3531.
There may be a credit option associated with this book study.
Bill Moyers held a conversation with Michelle Alexander on December 20. This conversation can be heard and a transcript can be read at this website: http://billmoyers.com/guest/