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TXST Social Justice Speaker

TXST Social Justice Speaker

TXST Social Justice Speaker features national speakers (leaders, scholars, advocates, and educators) as leading voices in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Speakers help raise awareness about the experiences of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities due to structural, systemic, and institutional forms of discrimination and inequities. Speakers will share their recommendations for promising practices to achieve diversity, equity, inclusion, and healing. 

Michelle Alexander, a civil rights advocate and lawyer, legal scholar, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander

Speaker Biography

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Conversation with Michelle Alexander

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)
Virtual via Zoom
Registration Required

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Continue the Conversation

Organizations will have an opportunity to debrief and continue the conversation via their own facilitated discussion.

This is an opportunity to discuss how their respective organization can foster social justice in their organizations through opportunities and practices to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Courtesy of

A Macat Sociology Analysis

Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, one of the most important sociology books ever written. Courtesy of MCAT.

Featured in

13th - Full Feature | Netflix

In 13th, a film by Ava DuVernay, Michelle discusses the history of racial inequality in the US and connection to the nation's prisons.

"The future of race in America"

Michelle Alexander speaks at TEDxColumbus about race in America, war on drugs, institutional racism, and communities of color. 

"Black History Speaks"

At The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (CENJC), Michelle speaks on legal discrimination, the role of faith leaders, mass incarceration, and civil rights. 

Sponsors* and Collaborators**

Alliance of Texas State *
Attorney for Students *
Black Presidents Council **
Black Student Alliance **
Black Pre-Law Association **
Career Services *
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies *
Center for Retention Management and Planning *
Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff **
Counseling Center *
College of Applied Arts *
College of Education *
College of Fine Arts & Communication *
Dean of Students *
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry **
Department of Communication Disorders *
Faculty Senate *
Graduate College *

Hispanic Policy Network *
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty & Staff Initiatives*
International Student and Scholars Services **
Lambda of Texas State **
LBJ Student Center *
Leadership Institute *
McCoy College of Business *
Monarch Center for Immigrant Students **
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International **
School of Criminal Justice and Criminology *
Student Affairs at Round Rock *
Student Involvement **
Student Learning Assistance Center **
TXST TRIO Programs *
Underrepresented Student Advisory Council **
Veterans Alliance of Texas State **
Vice President for Student Affairs *
Vice President for University Administration **

For more information:
Contact Institutional Inclusive Excellence at 512-245-2278 or

Special Accommodations:
Students contact the Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451 or at least 72 hours prior to start of program. 

Staff or faculty contact the ADA Coordinator at 512-408-1201 or at least 72 hours prior to start of program.