“A Dream Denied” | Michaela Soyer Discusses Race and Juvenile Justice @ Book Culture
Where: Book Culture
536 W. 112th St.
212-865-1588 Price: Free
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On Saturday, March 4th at 5:00pm independent bookstore Book Culture and The Center for Contemporary Critical Thought welcome Michaela Soyer, author of A Dream Denied, for a reading and discussion. Adam Reich will join her for the conversation.
Young minority men are often portrayed in popular media as victims of poverty and discrimination. A Dream Denied delves deeper, investigating the social and cultural implications of the “American dream” narrative for young minority men in the juvenile justice systems in Boston and Chicago. This book connects young male offenders’ cycles of desistance and recidivism with normative assumptions about success and failure in American society, exposing a tragic disconnect between structural reality and juvenile justice policy. This book challenges us to reconsider how American society relates to its most vulnerable members, how it responds to their personal failures, and how it promises them a better future.
This is a free event and Michaela Soyer will be available to sign books following the discussion.
About the speakers
Michaela Soyer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hunter College.
Adam Reich is assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University. He is the author of Hidden Truth and With God on Our Side.
About Book Culture
Book Culture has been part of the Morningside Heights community since 1997, with locations on 112th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam and on the corner of 114th and Broadway, where there has been an independent bookstore for over fifty years. The 112th location offers a wide range of publications in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The 114th store carries popular titles and a large collection of children’s books. For additional information, visit http://www.bookculture.com/.Buy tickets/get more info now