december, 2019

12dec6:00 pmLiterature for Justice: Women Writing Beyond Bars6:00 pm CST

Event Details


The Foundation’s Literature for Justice program seeks to contextualize mass incarceration through an annual reading list of five books. In 2019, our highlighted titles, all authored by women, were selected by Committee Members Michelle Alexander, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Zachary Lazar, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and Shaka Senghor. Join the National Book Foundation and the African American Museum of Dallas for the second-year launch to honor and delve into these works. The event will feature brief readings from four of the recognized authors—asha bandele (The Prisoner’s Wife), Susan Burton (Becoming Ms. Burton), Rachel Kushner (The Mars Room), and Danielle Sered (Until We Reckon); a conversation with the authors alongside Committee Members Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow), Reginald Dwayne Betts (Shahid Reads His Own Palm), Zachary Lazar (Vengeance) and Kelly Lytle Hernandez (City of Inmates); and a question-and-answer session with the audience. A book signing will follow.

This event is made possible by the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm CST


African American Museum of Dallas