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Book Discussion Group - "The New Jim Crow"

Join the conversation at the Book Discussion Group!

Explore the critically-acclaimed best seller, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander. 

The October session will focus on chapter 6.

Special Guest Speaker: Antonio Espree

Antonio Espree photo

Antonio Espree was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and entered The Michigan Department of Corrections at the age of 17 in 1988, for First Degree Murder, to serve a Natural Life Sentence Without Parole. On April 6, 2017, Espree was released from prison after serving over 29 years. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he attends Arizona State University, pursuing a bachelor of sciences in Justice Studies.  


FREE | Open to the public | Ages 18 years+
New participants welcome...even if you haven't read the book!

Venue:Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church photo

The Book Discussion Group will be held at:

     Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
     1401 E. Jefferson Street
     Phoenix, AZ  85041


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is located on E. Jefferson Road between 14th & 15th Streets and is easily accessible from the I-10.

For detailed driving directions from your location, visit GoogleMaps ( and select "Directions" on the map. You can also contact our office for assistance at 602-496-1376.


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church's main parking lot accessible from 15th Street. Additional parking is located west of the church on 14th Street south of E. Jefferson. This lot is unpaved.

Public Transportation:

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is conveniently accessible by public transporation and is on the lightrail line. Visit for lightrail and bus schedules.

New Jim Crow book cover 2
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Word Center, 3rd floor
1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix