Rethink Criminal Justice

A Study and Discussion Series on Mass Incarceration and Race

Study Focus: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Parker Lane United Methodist Church
September 8 and 15, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Moderator: Bill CarterParker Lane UMC will host a series of discussions on mass incarceration in the U.S., using Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow as primary reference.

The initial sessions September 8 and 15 will cover the book in overview, examine its core message and claims, and use the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church and scripture to discern the justice issues raised by the book.

Study participants interested in digging deeper will then spend four weeks doing homework on the issue individually and sharing findings by email. The study sessions will re-convene around October 20 and 27 (dates to be determined by participants after the second session) to complete the book study together.

For more information, contact Bill Carter at

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