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03/03/2015, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, & 3/31, Confronting the Realities of Segregation - 5 Part Series luncheon/lectures

posted Mar 9, 2015, 9:38 PM by Jaime Alvarado   [ updated Oct 13, 2015, 10:25 PM ]
At noon on the five Tuesdays of March, the Interfaith Conference of Milwaukee will hold a luncheon/lecture series entitled, “Confronting the Realities of Segregation.”  The events will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor St.

Speakers, ranging from Milwaukee area leaders to nationally known authors, will be at each event to be held March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. 

      We ask that you try to arrive as early as possible.  A food buffet will be served at about 11:30 a.m. We are encouraging you to eat and then move into the church nave and its pews, freeing up tables for other diners and avoiding over-crowding the room. With your understanding and cooperation, we think that we can still have a great presentation and conclude the main part of the question-and-answer session by 1:30 p.m.  
    While this is not the reason for this change, moving the presentation into the church also will expand the seating capacity and should enable us to accommodate people without reservations who want to attend only the presentation. We will be asking them for a $5 admission payment.

         The First Unitarian Society building is at 1342 N. Astor St. 
        Regarding parking:
     -- If you don't want to park on the street , can't find a convenient parking spot or want unlimited parking time, we  again have permission  for you to park in the lot behind Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 1100 N. Astor St., about two and a half blocks directly south of the First Unitarian Society church.  The lot must be entered from Astor. Turn into the driveway that runs along the south end of Immanuel's church building and drive east to the rear lot. 
    -- If you  arrive early and are looking for other street parking that is longer than 2 hours,  try going north of Ogden Ave. onto Marshall St, or Humboldt Ave., or Franklin Place. Click here for a map of the neighborhood: MAP  
Again, thank you for your interest in and assistance with these timely and important luncheon-lectures.
You can Register Here:

 PS: If you have questions, feel free to call  me at the  the office (414-276-9050), or on my cell phone at any hour (414-758-8985 ).  

   Tom Heinen, Executive Director
   5409 W. Vliet Street
   Milwaukee, WI 53208
   (414) 276-9050

March 3, 2015 – ‘Segregation and Its Unique Hold on This Northern City;’ Eric Von, former voice of black talk radio in Milwaukee, and web publisher/editor of Brain Brawn & Body; Barbara Miner, former editor of Rethinking Schools; and Patricia McManus, President/CEO of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin

March 10, 2015 – ‘Struggle for Justice in the Jim Crow North,’ Jeanne Theoharis, Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College of CUNY, and author of many books including The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

March 17, 2015 – ‘Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice,’ Jody LePage, co-author with Sylvia Bell White about the shooting of her brother, Daniel, by Milwaukee Police

March 24, 2015 – ‘Economics, Education, Housing,’ Michael Bonds, of UWM and Chair of MPS Board; James Hall, Jr., Attorney at Law and former president of the NAACP of Milwaukee; and Conor Williams, Economic Policy Analyst at Community Advocates Public Policy Institute

March 31, 2015 – 'Crossing the Bridge of Racial Healing,' Venice Williams, Executive Director of Alice's Garden, ELCA, Director of Body and Soul Healing Arts Center

Patricia McManus
Dr. Patricia McManus is President and CEO of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin.

Barbara Miner
Barbara Miner’s writing has appeared in media ranging from the New York Times to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Nation. Most recently, she authored Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City. The former managing editor of Rethinking Schools, Miner has co-edited numerous books on education.

Eric Von
Eric Von is a veteran of more than 25 years in the radio industry, starting his career as a disc jockey, then moving into news where he was a reporter and anchor. He served as the Business Manager for Radio One in Washington, D.C., and Director of Operations for WMCS radio.

Jeanne Theoharis
Jeanne Theoharis is a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College of CUNY and the author of many books including The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which won the NAACP Image Award.

Jody LePage
An independent historian with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, co-author Jody LePage met Sylvia Bell White at a farmers’ market in 1973. From 1998 to 2013, Jody recorded, edited and contextualized Sylvia’s oral-history autobiography, winning the Wisconsin Historical Society's Book Award of Merit for 2014.

Michael Bonds
Dr. Michael Bonds is currently the Department Chairperson for the Educational Policy and Community Studies Department at UWM. He has served in that position since 2013. He is also the president of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) School Board since 2009.

James Hall, Jr
James Hall is a prominent civil rights attorney in Milwaukee. Former president of the NAACP, and member of the board of directors of ACLU of Wisconsin, Hall graduated from of the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979.

Conor Williams
Conor Williams is an Economic Policy Analyst at Community Advocates Public Policy Institute. He works on the Pathways to Ending Poverty project which has developed and modeled a policy package that would reduce poverty in Wisconsin by more than half. He also serves as secretary of the Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Collaborative.

Venice Williams
Venice Williams is a lay minister in the ELCA, and founder of Alice's Garden, as well as Seedfolks Youth Ministry. She has been involved in numerous other initiatives in Milwaukee for the past 27 years, most recently the Body and Soul Healing Arts Center.