michelle_alexander_web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE – On Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale (UUCFL) is presenting Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S., a documentary by Matthew Pillischer that features interviews with Civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander and others.

The movie dissects the role of mass incarceration in the U.S. and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending what many consider one manifestation of a new racial caste system. The program is open to the public and is free. A discussion will follow. The UUCFL is at 3970 N.W. 21st Ave., Oakland Park.

Though not a requirement, those interested in the subject are urged to read Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2010).

Alexander argues that racial caste has not ended in the United States but simply has been redesigned. Many are of the opinion that the criminal justice system functions as a system of racial control.