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October 2018 Event Update

Do Black Lives Matter: The Hidden History Behind Today's Headlines - Saturday, 10/13, 10/27 and 11/17:
Location: Parklawn Assembly of God - 3725 N Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee
Date/Time: Saturdays, October 13, October 27 and November 17 at 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Sponsors: Black Lives Matter to WI, Unitarian Universalists and Parklawn Assembly of God
More info:
Description: A FREE public lecture series about the history and current impacts of the devaluation of black lives
Presenter: Reggie Jackson, Educator/Consultant from Nurturing Diversity Partners and Head Griot of America’s Black Holocaust Museum. A much sought-after speaker and author for over a decade, Reggie shares seldom-told stories of the African-American experience past and present and conducts anti-bias, diversity, and equity education for organizations around the country.

You are invited to join Good Shepherd Catholic Church for a screening of MILWAUKEE 53206, which Milwaukee Public Radio calls, “a powerful new documentary.” Through the lens of these intimate journeys, the film illustrates the high toll incarceration has taken on the hearts, souls and lives of so many Americans and their families. 
Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 6th at 1:00 PM or Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 7:00PM at N88 W17658 Christman Road, Menomonee Falls in the Mary of Magdala Chapel. Following the screening, we will be having a group discussion on our thoughts, views and what we can now do to support the children, parents and families affected by mass incarceration.

Caring for Creation – Now is the Time!

Now Is the Time! for a Community Conversation on Sustainability in Waukesha County.  The concept of sustainability calls for a vision where the possibilities for us and our children are enhanced and not compromised by decisions made today. Join us for a community dialogue about our hopes and ideas for the future of this place we call home.  October 23 - 5:30pm Food - 6:30pm Speaker, Dr. David Petering, UWM Followed by Community Dialogue facilitated by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. Go to for more info and registration or contact Deb Schneider at

“The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” Pope Francis, Laudauto Si’, 159,160.

Friends, as you know the November election is extremely important for the people and issues we care about. This link will take you to the first piece of WISDOM Action Network literature -- comparing the 2 candidates for Governor on our social justice issues. Please share it widely!

Our EXPO - EX-incarcerated People Organizing - leaders have been out and about - Orlando, New York, a national conference here in Milwaukee.  The work is being recognized and our leaders are helping others to get involved in their own advocacy.

We  continue to present our positions for criminal justice reform at candidate forums and to individuals who are running for office.  EXPO has done of good job of making the reform of Wisconsin’s Criminal Justice System one of the key issues for the November election.  But “tough on crime” and keeping people locked up is neither the way to dismantle systems that support mass incarceration, nor to build healthy families and safe communities.

Use these resources to understand the issues that affect the people we care about.  Once you understand the issues, send the info to your candidates and tell them why you want criminal justice reform in Wisconsin and what you want them to do about it.
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