Leader Lunch Discussions

Thursdays, 12:00pm - Elliott Library, Room 507

Bring your lunch and join Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen for in depth discussions on a variety of timely subjects. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office.

January 3

Larry Krasner’s Campaign to End Mass Incarceration” by Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, 10/29/18, and "The First Step Act, prison reform and the deep roots of mass incarceration" by Rachel Leah, Salon, 12/4/18

January 10 The Tragedy of Mental Illness in American Prisons” by Tom Robbins, The Atlantic, 11/27/18
January 17 "How Does Education in the Juvenile-Justice System Measure Up? It Doesn't." by Hailly T.N. Korman and Lisa Pilnik, Education Week, 10/28/18; "Outraged By Kids in Cages? Look at Our Entire Juvenile Justice System" by Cara H. Drinan, HuffPost, 6/24/18; and "Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie" by Wendy Sawyer, Prison Policy Initiative, 2/27/18
January 24 America’s Other Family-Separation Crisis” by Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, 11/5/18
January 31 "Restorative Justice: Healing Victims and Reducing Crime" by Jane C. Murphy, The Baltimore Sun, 1/24/18; "Restorative Justice Is on the Rise" by Molly Rowan Leach, HuffPost, 7/23/13; and "Restorative justice done right is good for kids" by Melissa Dorcemus, Daily News, 2/1/18
February 7

“A New Moral Imagination on Immigration" by Pramila Jayapal, The NY Review of Books, 12/3/18

Is the US Border Patrol Committing Crimes Against Humanity?” by John Washington, Guernica, 5/2/18

“In the Valley of Fear” by Michael Greenberg, The NY Review of Books, 12/20/18

February 14

“Elizabeth Catte: Appalachia Isn’t Trump Country” by Regan Penaluna, Guernica, 3/7/18

“Dorothy Allison: Tender to the Bone” by Amy Wright, Guernica, 5/16/18

February 21

“The Personal Cost of Black Success” by Christopher J. Lebron, The Atlantic, November 2018

“Why report injustice when being justly treated is unimaginable?” by Desiree H. Melton, Aeon, 12/17/28

February 28

“Would Human Extinction be a Tragedy?” by Todd May, The NY Times, 12/17/18

“Varied Views (Dark, Light, in Between) of Earth’s Anthropocene Age” by Andrew C. Revkin, The NY Times, 7/15/15

March 7 "When the Suffrage Movement Sold Out to White Supremacy" by Brent Staples, The NY Times, 2/3/19 (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/opinion/sunday/women-voting-19th-amendment-white-supremacy.html)
March 14

"Kate Manne: The Shock Collar That Is Misogyny" by Regan Penaluna, Guernica Magazine, 2/7/18

(https://www.guernicamag.com/kate-manne-why-misogyny-isnt-really-about-hating-women/)

March 21 "First Women of Philosophy" by Dag Herbjornsrud, Aeon, 11/23/18 (https://aeon.co/essays/before-the-canon-the-non-european-women-who-founded-philosophy)
March 28

"The New Authoritarians Are Waging War on Women" by Peter Beinart, The Atlantic, Jan/Feb 2019

(https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/authoritarian-sexism-trump-duterte/576382/)