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Thurgood Reads Winter 2021: Are Prisons Obsolete?
Join the Cross Cultural Center and Thurgood Marshall College for bi-weekly reading and discussions lead by staff for the entire UC San Diego community- staff, students, alumni and faculty. In alignment with the Marshall College 50th anniversary theme for the quarter, Acknowledging Our Present, we will read and discuss Angela Davis' book Are Prisons Obsolete in an effort to increase awareness and action around the present carceral system in the United States of America.

“In this brilliant, thoroughly researched book, Angela Davis swings a wrecking ball into the racist and sexist underpinnings of the American prison system. Her arguments are well wrought and restrained, leveling an unflinching critique of how and why more than 2 million Americans are presently behind bars, and the corporations who profit from their suffering.” —Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney [D-Georgia]

Link to PDF: https://www.feministes-radicales.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Angela-Davis-Are_Prisons_Obsolete.pdf

The book is accessible online, though we encourage participants who are able to purchase a copy of the book from Black-owned bookstores and read an online version while you wait for your physical copy.

A list of Black-owned bookstores can be found at: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/06/9851084/black-owned-bookstores-independent-online
You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.



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