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2020-21 One Book Program: The US Carceral System

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton & Cari Lynn

Visit our research and resource guide to learn more about themes explored in the two works. 

Use the link below for the complete list of past One Book selections and resources. 

One Book Events

Mass Incarceration in the Land of the Free

Thursday Oct 8 12-1 pm, One Book Brown Bag Series 
(in collaboration with the GRC Reentry Program & FacHouse)

Speaker: Kate Lawson Rogers, Sociology Faculty 
Did you know we have the highest incarceration rate in the world?  Ever wonder how we got here?  Would you like to learn more about why people were protesting, and what defunding the police actually means?  Join Kate Lawson as we look at some of the historical policies and practices that have shaped our current criminal justice system, as well as how we can help push for a more equitable future.


Black Lives Matter: The Racial Justice Uprising and Movement

Wednesday October 21 1-3 pm, GDEC-ODEI Diversity Educational Series
 (in collaboration with GDEC,  ODEI, Student Life, & GRC Reentry)


The Juvenile Prison Pipeline

Thursday October 29 12-1 pm One Book Brown Bag Series
(in collaboration with the GRC Reentry Program & FacHouse)

Speakers: Jashon A. Banks, Sr., Ph.D. Criminal Justice Faculty & guest, James Curtis, JD, Defense Attorney


Second Chances: Retribution and Reform

Wednesday November 4 1-3 pm GDEC-ODEI Diversity Educational Series
(in collaboration with GDEC, ODEI, & GRC Reentry)

Speaker: Jeremiah Bourgeois
In 1993, Jeremiah Bourgeois was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a crime he committed as a fourteen-year-old. Join us as Mr. Bourgeois talks about the path that led to his twenty-seven years of incarceration, his ultimate transformation and release from confinement, and his trials and triumphs during the reentry process. Mr. Bourgeois is currently earning his Law Degree at Gonzaga University and is an advocate for criminal justice reform.


Imagining a Prison to College Pipeline: A Conversation with FEPPS Co-Founders Shajuanda Tate and Tonya Wilson

Thursday Nov 19 12-1, One Book Brown Bag Series
(in collaboration with the GRC Reentry Program, & FacHouse)

Speakers: Marc Barrington, GRC English Faculty and former University Beyond Bars Instructor & guests, Shajuanda Tate, FEPPS Advisory Board and Tonya Wilson, FEPPS Board of Directors
 

The Innocence Project 

(in collaboration with Student Life, ODEI, and GDEC)

January 13, 1-3 PM: 
Speaker: Huwe Burton


Dreaming of Justice, Working for Freedom!

(in collaboration with Student Life, ODEI, and GDEC)

Feb 24, 1-3 PM
Speaker: One Book author, Susan Burton

Susan Burton shares her journey from incarceration to supporting over 2,000 women find their freedom, dignity, and purpose to leading a global model for change