Salve Reads – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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There will be two faculty-led discussions of the New Your Times bestseller “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander.

“Michelle Alexander argues convincingly that the huge disparity of punishment in America is not mere result of neutral state action. She sees the rise of mass incarceration as opening up a new front in the historic struggle for racial justice. And she’s right. If you care about justice in America, you need to read this book!” (– Glenn C Loury, professor of economics, Brown University)

Sign-up at the McKillop Library circulation desk to attend one of two sessions and receive a free copy of the book!

Session #1:
Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm
McKillop Library East Wing

Session #2:
Monday, April 24, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm
McKillop Library East Wing

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Chris Terry Art Exhibit Opening

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Reception for the opening of the art exhibit by Chris Terry.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: McKillop Library – Second Floor

“The central theme of my work is the ability of light to transform. Although I select and place my subjects carefully, they are mostly drawn from the insignificant artifacts of everyday life. They lack a strong ego and without the stage I build for them, they would likely be overlooked. The interiors I choose are similarly anonymous. I’m drawn to these spaces and objects that lack a strong individual presence, and I rely primarily on light to transform an abandoned interior and enigmatically placed object into a secular altar.

In particular I find that the quality of light can be essential to building the sense of tension I want in my work. The quiet aspect of my paintings, as well as my frequent use of symmetry, would seem to undermine any tension, but I feel the silence present in the paintings suggests an anticipation: an event about to happen. Light contributes to this quality, but it is also enhanced by my dependence on visual information from my imagination and memory. Combining these strategies, I attempt to build a rhythm in my work that recalls the pace of ritual and dreams. Paradoxically, for a painter who is most often judged a “Realist,” I find this rhythm comes more often from invention than from direct observation. ” – Chris Terry

Christopher T. Terry is an artist and professor at Utah State University. He is currently on sabbatical in Rhode Island for the 2016-17 academic year.

Visit: http://www.christophertterry.com

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