MLK Holiday Fundraiser
Organized by: Jaia Thomas
“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
In an effort to commemorate the upcoming Martin Luther King holiday as well as his legacy, I am facilitating a small fundraiser to raise money to donate copies of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" to students at Morehouse College (Martin Luther King's alma mater). I am partnering with Michael Gary, the Assistant Director of Student Life at Morehouse, to ensure every freshman in the class of 2016-2017 receives a complimentary copy of this book. The New Jim Crow is an account of the rebirth of a caste-like system, one that has resulted in millions of African-Americans being locked behind bars and relegated to permanent second-class status denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. It is my hope that this book will educate our next generation of leaders about the inner workings of the criminal justice system and inspire them to think critically about criminal justice reform.
Additional monies raised through this fundraiser will also go towards the purchase of books for criminal justice majors at Clark Atlanta University and Alabama State University.
A paperback copy of each book costs $20.00 but any donation would be greatly appreciated! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
For more info on Morehouse College - http://www.morehouse.edu/