Speakers - Chicago

There will be no keynote on the Chicago campus this year. Everyone is invited to attend the Evanston keynote event.

Monday, January 26, 6:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive

Tickets are not needed for this event.
Doors will open 45 minutes prior to even start.

About Michelle Alexander

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Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.  Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Alexander was an associate professor of law at Stanford Law School, where she directed the Civil Rights Clinics. In 2005, she won a Soros Justice Fellowship, which supported the writing of her first book, The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  The book has received rave reviews and has been featured in many national radio and television media outlets.  

For several years, Alexander served as the Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, where she helped to lead a national campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement. While an associate at Saperstein, Goldstein, Demchak & Baller, she specialized in plaintiff-side class action lawsuits alleging race and gender discrimination. 

Alexander is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University.