12th Annual Tom E. Moses Lecture to address Policy Making and Mass Incarceration in America.
On Tuesday evening September 20, Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Harvard University will deliver the twelfth annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution in the Byrd Center auditorium. The Byrd Center is proud to welcome Professor Hinton, whose talk will focus on the policy origins of America’s War on Crime and the roots of today’s mass incarceration crisis, which has left the United States with the world’s largest prison population.
Professor Hinton’s talk will be based on her recently published book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice for 2016, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime has been described as “superb, “outstanding,” “clear-eyed and timely,” and “a revelation.” Hinton has penned numerous essays, articles, and op-eds which have appeared in the L.A. Times, Washington Post, and New York Times and spoken widely on the subject of mass incarceration in its historical and present contexts.
The Moses Memorial Lecture is named for the late Tom E. Moses, a longtime civil libertarian, activist, and founder of the Eastern Panhandle branch of the ACLU-WV. The lecture will begin at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the campus of Shepherd University. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. The Byrd Center is located at 213 N. King St., Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.
Admission is free and open to the public, but due to limited space advance reservations will be required. Persons interested in reserving seats should call Mr. Jody Brumage at (304) 876-5648 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations may also be made at the Byrd Center Office Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm. Remaining seats will be available at the door on a first-come-first-served basis on the night of the lecture.