Roosevelt University's American Dream Reconsidered Conference presents scholar and author Danielle Allen on Sept. 12

Tue Sep 5, 2017

Danielle Allen, Harvard University professor, MacArthur fellow and author of the new book Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. will discuss the memoir about her personal anguish in losing a younger cousin as a teen to the criminal justice system and prison. Just released, the book tells a personal story and critiques our penal system that took not only the life of Allen’s cousin, but also a lost generation of young people who face enormous obstacles in returning to a normal life after release from prison. The new book has been featured in the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly and The New Yorker.  A book-signing will follow Allen’s lecture entitled Cuz: The Untimely End of an American  Dream: A Conversation about Race, Justice, Incarceration and the Loss of a Generation.

Contact:

Laura Janota, Roosevelt University, 312-341-3511 or ljanota@roosevelt.edu

What:

Danielle Allen, Harvard University professor, MacArthur fellow and author of the new book Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. will discuss the memoir about her personal anguish in losing a younger cousin as a teen to the criminal justice system and prison. Just released, the book tells a personal story and critiques our penal system that took not only the life of Allen’s cousin, but also a lost generation of young people who face enormous obstacles in returning to a normal life after release from prison. The new book has been featured in the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly and The New Yorker.  A book-signing will follow Allen’s lecture entitled Cuz: The Untimely End of an American  Dream: A Conversation about Race, Justice, Incarceration and the Loss of a Generation.

When:

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

About Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University, a private institution founded in 1945 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, has more than 4,500 students in five colleges. With campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg, Roosevelt offers 70 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs across five colleges and online, including arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy. Roosevelt has been ranked the fourth most racially diverse private university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report – Best Colleges Rankings. For more information, visit www.roosevelt.edu.