POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, author of award-winning book Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court, to give the biennial Norman E. Hodges Lecture on Race in American Law on Thursday, November 30, 5:30 pm in Sanders Classroom 212 Spitzer Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of Criminal Justice, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Beasley School of Law. She spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago-Cook County, and based on over 1,000 hours of observation, she takes readers inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts.
This event is sponsored by Africana Studies, and cosponsored with Political Science.
Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage (http://www.vassar.edu).
Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at www.vassar.edu/directions.Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.