For today’s episode, we speak with Bob Wing about his new collection of essays, Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction, and the current political moment. Bob Wing is a social justice organizer, activist, and writer. He was the founding editor of Colorlines, a national publication about race and organizing, and War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, a bilingual […]
First Film September 29; 1:00 pm; Free Lake Edge Lutheran Church 4032 Monona Dr, Madison Wi, 53716 608-222-7339; email@example.com “A Son of Africa: the Slave Narrative of Olaudah Equiano.” This powerful BBC documentary reconstructs the first influential slave narrative, the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, which helped rouse the conscience of Europe and America against the […]
Less than a week before the planned start of a nationwide strike in prisons across the United States, several groups working to challenge racism and mass incarceration will host an educational program by racial justice advocates Reggie Jackson and Ben Turk. Strike organizers are calling for peaceful actions like workstoppages, hunger strikes, sit ins and […]
The Madison Public Library starts a new film series focused on racial justice this week. For the kickoff, on Wednesday, January 24th the Central Library will screen the documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” which traces the concept of “race” in North America and the now-debunked 19th century pseudo-science that legitimized it. Community Shares […]
Allen Ruff leads a conversation with Jordan T. Camp, activist scholar and postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Watson Institute for Public Affairs at Brown University. Camp recently authored the book Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State. In this […]
The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Monday to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, urging him to change the way MPD works with landlords to police rental properties in Madison.