Monday, November 5, 2012

The 2012-2013 UUA Common Read

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander has been selected as the 2012-13 UUA Common Read. Alexander, a legal scholar, examines the redesigned racial caste system in America as it is enforced through the War on Drugs.

Some congregations are supplementing their study of the Common Read by watching documentaries about the War on Drugs such as  "The House I Live In," by Eugene Zarecki. The UU Fellowship of St. Augustine, FL recently hosted a presentation on the Common Read by Patricia L. Smith, Ph.D., a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock, Texas.

Is your congregation studying the book? How has it affected your ministry?