“We Are Not Slaves”: A book talk and panel discussion

Location: Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111)

“We Are Not Slaves”: A book talk and panel discussion

Author Robert Chase will discuss his book “We Are Not Slaves,” a history of the prisoners’ rights movement in Texas in the second half of the 20th century. Professor Talitha LeFlouria (History) will introduce Chase and his work. Following Chase’s talk, Professor Michele Deitch (LBJ/Law) will lead a panel discussion with local advocates, Savannah Eldrige (Abolish Slavery National Network) and Jorge Renaud (Latino Justice), focused on current prison labor practices and the “end the exception” movement.

From the book jacket: “Told from the vantage point of the prisoners themselves, this book weaves together untold but devastatingly important truths from the histories of labor, civil rights, and politics in the United States as it narrates the transition from prison plantations of the past to the mass incarceration of today.”

Hosted by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. Cosponsored by the LBJ School’s Prison and Jail Innovation Lab and the UT Austin Initiative for Law, Societies, and Justice, Law Students for Black Lives, Public Defense Group, and Public Interest Law Association.

Light refreshments provided.

Additional Event Information:

Event series: Book Talk