THIS WEEK: Resource Fair, Reform Now screening, and WISDOM presentations

Tuesday, November 10, 5-9pm – Central Library

  • Reform Now is a 45 minute collection of documentaries showcasing work Wisconsin residents are doing to challenge solitary confinement and incarceration practices. The film begins at 5:30pm, and filmmaker Tim Coursen will lead a discussion after the screening.
  • WISDOM will present their 11×15/Restoring Our Communities Wisconsin campaign to decrease Wisconsin’s prison population to 11,000 by the end of 2015. WISDOM is an interfaith grassroots network. Presentation starts at 7:30pm.
  • resource fair will be available on a drop-in basis from 5-9pm for visitors to meet members of community groups who are addressing racial inequalities and working for social justice.  Groups present include WISDOM, MOSES, Madison Groundwork, Urban League of Greater Madison, Justified Anger, YWCA, and Madison Urban Ministry.

Experience Solitary Confinement

Wednesday, November 11, 7-9pm – Central Library

Former inmate Talib Akbar, Reverend Jerry Hancock, Reverend Kate Edwards, and Jean Feraca, formerly of Wisconsin Public Radio, will share their experiences with solitary confinement and their involvement with prison reform.

  • A lifesize, walk-in model of a solitary confinement cell, based on drawings made by Mr. Akbar, and a soundtrack of a real unit will be at the library during the event and also available for anyone to experience at the library from November 7 through November 12.

 

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  1. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    How many prisins in Wiscnsin, are allow to cover up when sergants make available Brooze,porn, and other things that shouldn’t be available to worker’s working for them. Then when someone breaks the rule, the Sergants got the person that ths happen to in allot of trouble as the Sergant comes out clean as he knows he would lose his job, the imate was throw under the bus, the sergant said that someone brougth the brooze to the woods. Shame on the gaurds So crazy that the Sergants and Captains are not held accountable for making this where imates are able o get to.

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