CARCERAL COUNTRY: An Nine-Part Series
In September, Scuppernong Books, in cooperation with Scuppernong Editions, launches an ambitious eight-part series which will engage authors, experts, and the local community in a conversation focused on the carceral state in America.
We'll be exploring many aspects of the system, from the Death Penalty to Plea Bargains, Overpolicing to Border Patrol.
This series is free. Many events will take place in the store, some will be virtual.
We are also compiling a reading list of additional relevant books and articles, as well as organizations both local and national lobbying for changes in our criminal justice system.
Below are the upcoming programs.
Friday, September 23 6pm
Tessie Castillo and NC Death Row inmates, Inside: Voices from Death Row
ONLINE: Thursday, September 29, 7pm
Marlon Peterson, Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song
Thursday, October 6, 6pm
Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis
Union Square Bldg. 124 E Gate City Blvd.
Friday, October 14 6pm
Shawn Fields, Neighborhood Watch: Policing White Spaces in America
Thursday, October 27 6pm
Carissa Byrne Hessick, Punishment without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal
Friday, October 28 6pm
Rebecca Todd Peters, Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice
& Jennifer Maffetore, Staff Attorney, NC ACLU
ONLINE: Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm
Reece Jones, Nobody is Protected: How the Border Patrol Became the Most Dangerous Police Force in the United States
Jenn Budd, Against the Wall: My Journey from Border Patrol Agent to Immigrant Rights Activist
Friday, November 11, 6pm
Phoebe Zerwick, Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Daryl Hunt