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Black Men in Prison Town Hall: Solutions

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio & Milwaukee Public Television

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Black Men in Prison Town Hall: Solutions

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WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio
and Milwaukee Public Television present

Black Men in Prison Town Hall: Solutions
Centennial Hall of the Milwaukee Public Library

What can be done to reduce Wisconsin's
high black male incarceration rate?

Six months ago, WUWM and MPTV embarked on a collaboration to examine Wisconsin's high black male incarceration rate, which is highest in the nation. The Black Men in Prison series investigated the reasons behind the numbers and the impact on the community. This town hall event marks the end of the series and the start of a public conversation focused on possible solutions.

Find all of WUWM's reports at: wuwm.com/projectmilwaukee

Add your voice to the conversation and attend the town hall event.

5:30 p.m. - Doors Open

6 - 8 p.m. - Town Hall Forum

- Joanne Williams, host of MPTV's Black Nouveau, and Mitch Teich, executive producer of WUWM's Lake Effect, will moderate a conversation between a panel of experts and you, the audience.

  • Andre Brown, Project RETURN case manager
  • Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn
  • Michael Hafemann, superintendent of the Milwaukee County House of Correction
  • Minister William Harrell, secretary and co-founder of Table of the Saints prison ministry
  • State Sen. Nikiya Harris (D-Milwaukee)
  • Nathan Holton, coordinator of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council
  • State Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield)
  • Clarence Johnson, associate director of Wisconsin Community Services
  • Bryan Murphy, Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board
  • David Pate, associate professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee
  • Lois Quinn, senior scientist with UW-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute

8 - 9 p.m. - Resource Tables / Continue the Conversation

- Talk with staff from local agencies and discover volunteer opportunities.

- Participate in WUWM's "I am more than my record, I am..." web project.

- Sign up for a library card.

Submit your questions before the event.

This event is free and open to the public.
Questions? Call WUWM's Michelle M. at 414-270-1224.
Parking: Street parking is available.

Have questions about Black Men in Prison Town Hall: Solutions? Contact WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio & Milwaukee Public Television

When & Where


Centennial Hall of the Milwaukee Public Library
733 N. 8th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


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WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio & Milwaukee Public Television

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio has served as southeastern Wisconsin's premier listener-supported public radio source providing quality news, public affairs and entertainment programming since 1964. Licensed to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WUWM reaches more than 100,000 listeners each week. WUWM 89.7 FM broadcasts locally-produced, award-winning, in-depth news, entertainment and music programming, and carries national and international news from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media and BBC.

Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two high-definition television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The stations are watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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