• Let's Talk About It - The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The Alumni Association has established a Social Justice Series within its Book Club program called “Let’s Talk About It.”  A selection of six books was voted on and three of them were chosen for this series.  A panel-led discussion will be offered with each title in the series. The first was White Fragility by Robin Diangelo, and the second was How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, Each program is available for viewing upon request. Participants are encouraged to submit comments and questions to help drive the conversation.

Our panel for this title will be as follows:
  • Elizabeth Guillory Medina Ph.D. ’97, Alumni Council - Lifelong Learning Chair
  • Melissa A. Johnson Ph.D., Chair, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Chair, Race & Ethnicity Studies Program, Professor of Anthropology
  • Jaclyn Suffel ’07, Vice President at Powers Solutions
  • John F. Lopez ’89, Travis County Assistant District Attorney

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To learn about the book club series “Let’s Talk About It” and to hear about the spring topic, visit our Book Club site.

Register for the SU Book Club to learn about future books.

Registration Instructions

You are encouraged to share any questions or comments with the panelists ahead of time by submitting them in the comments section of the registration form or by emailing them to bettiss@southwestern.edu by Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m. (CDT)