Multicultural Programs

Welcome to the Multicultural Programs Office in the College of Human Sciences.

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Multicultural Programs develops, implements, and coordinates educational, cultural, and social activities for students of color in the college. The office also provides to support to all CHS community members interested in learning about and discussing issues of diversity. Feel free to stop by our office in 131 MacKay Hall.


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Michelle Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, in which she argues that systemic racial discrimination in the United States has resumed following the Civil Rights Movement’s gains and is having devastating social consequences. Alexander holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State. Previously, she directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School. She also served for several years as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, which spearheaded a national campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote Speaker.

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