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On Being Community Discussion - Who We Want to Become: Beyond the New Jim Crow

On Being Community Discussion - Who We Want to Become: Beyond the New Jim Crow 

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On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, and online exploration, that opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.

The Potter’s House is joining On Being in piloting local and live conversations on selected programs. On May 15th at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room, join two Potter’s House board members in discussing Krista Tippett’s conversation, Who We Want to Become: Beyond the New Jim Crow, with Michelle Alexander. 

Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, and has served as the director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California. Her book is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Interested? Come as you are, but if you’d like to prepare, listen/watch the podcast of Michelle Alexander's conversation with Krista Tippett, or read the transcript of the dialog at