Literature for Justice: A Path Forward

Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 at 3:00 PM EST · By The National Book Foundation
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Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 at 3:00 PM EST
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 at 4:30 PM EST
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This is a virtual program, and the link will be shared with attendees via email within 24-hours of the event.

The National Book Foundation launches the third and final year of Literature for Justice, a nationwide, book-based campaign that presents an annual reading list to further investigate the carceral system and urge readers forward. The event will feature this year’s committee members Susan Burton, Natalie Diaz, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., and Piper Kerman in conversation and selected authors—Dionne Brand (Ossuaries), Nicole R. Fleetwood (Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration), Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and Opposition in Globalizing California), Sarah Haley (No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity), Kelly Lytle Hernández (City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965), and Albert Woodfox (Solitary). Moderated by Naomi Murakawa, author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America.

Presented in partnership with Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop and Public Welfare Foundation.

Books are for sale here, thanks to our partner Loyalty Bookstores.

Literature for Justice is supported by the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, in partnership with the Ford Foundation.

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