Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about some of that group’s activities related to racial justice, divestment in mass incarceration, and hopes of prison reform under the Evers’ administration.
For today’s episode, guest host Bert Zipperer is joined in the studio by Geraldine Paredes Vásquez and Bill Baldon of YWCA Madison to discuss issues of racial equity and the collaborative work of fostering justice in our communities. Geraldine (Gery) Paredes Vásquez is the Race and Gender Equity Director at YWCA Madison. Between 2013 and […]
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 […]