Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
A project of the Riverside Church Prison Ministry inspired by Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The first step in confronting these injustices is comprehending them. Read and study The New Jim Crow as a group. Click to download our study guide, purchase discounted books and find/get help establishing a group.
Changing Political Dialogue
The Campaign works to build a grassroots movement against mass incarceration and
the New Jim Crow in all their manifestations. We see our role in this movement as
awakening and educating communities and confronting issues all while building coalitions.
A major component of the school-to- prison pipeline is the presence and activities of police personnel in NYC public schools. Click to learn more. Stop and Frisk, Police Brutality, Communities Under Seige - These are some of the issues that we bring allies together to confront. Click to learn more .
Join us as we work to retore the vote to all citizens and ensure that our votes count toward something. We are working to make mass incarceration and the new Jim Crow part of the political discourse on the agenda of local and national politics.
We have partnered with the publishers of The New Jim Crow and others to "wake up" our communities to the injustices of mass incarceration and the new Jim Crow. Click to learn more about this campaign and to get involved.
We eagerly work with all our partners and allies to confront and overcome an array of systemized injustices because
"it takes a system to defeat a system."
Click to learn who we work with and how you can help