Check out this riveting panel discussion in New York featuring highly-acclaimed civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, and voting rights activist Desmond Meade on the moral shift that America needs to make to end mass incarceration.
Michelle Alexander, a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar, and best-selling author, her award-winning book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, helped to spark a national debate about the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States, and inspired racial justice organizing and advocacy efforts nationwide.
Desmond Meade, a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually become the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, and a graduate of Florida International University College of Law.
Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. His best-selling memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, was published by HarperCollins in 2018.