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2016, 02/18, 6-7:30pm, FORUM, Black Lives Matter: Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System

posted Feb 4, 2016, 5:28 PM by Jaime Alvarado   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 5:30 PM ]

Alverno College, Sister Joel Read Center, Bucyrus Conference Center
3400 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee



With the killing of Dontre Hamilton, Milwaukee joined the ranks of cities where unarmed African Americans have been killed by police.  Along with Hamilton, the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, and others have stimulated a movement that cries for justice and proclaims that “Black Lives Matter”.  This important movement has gained tremendous traction in Milwaukee given the well-documented reality that African American residents experience tremendous residential segregation, dramatic educational disparities, appalling child welfare protections, insidious employment gaps, and more. 

Come join us for a stimulating discussion on the repercussions that centuries of discrimination have had on African Americans and the disparities that continue to divide us. Explore criminal justice system disparities, learn why “black lives matter,” and hear about ways you can engage in current community efforts to make change.  This dialogue is critical to developing understanding and forward momentum in the struggle to improve systems, communities, and lives.  

Panelists include:

  • Martha Barry, Racial Justice Director, YWCA Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Reverend Willie E. Brisco, Past President of Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope, MICAH

  • Edith Hudson, Retired Assistant Chief of Police, Milwaukee Police Department

  • Reggie Jackson, Chairman of the Board of the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation, the parent organization of America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM)

Moderated by Celia Jackson, Director, Alverno College International and Intercultural Center


The Alverno Forum series is free and open to the public please register below.

Sponsored by the Alverno College School of Arts & Sciences