47th Annual Fromkin Memorial Lecture: “Transforming Justice: Youth-led Analysis of Mass Criminalization in Milwaukee”

Transforming JusticeThe 47th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture on Social Justice will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4 p.m in the fourth floor Conference Center of the UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

The lecture, “Transforming Justice: Youth-led Analysis of Mass Criminalization in Milwaukee” will be presented by Anne Bonds, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Geography; Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, Associate Professor, UWM Zilber School of Public Health; Jenna M. Loyd, Assistant Professor, Zilber School of Public Health; Jenny Plevin, Program Director, doc|UWM; and Robert Smith, Associate Professor, UWM Department of History.

Mass criminalization is one of the most pressing social justice issues of the 21st century. The policing and imprisonment of people of color have become central components of the struggle against racism and inequality both in Milwaukee and across the nation.

The Transforming Justice project uses collaborative workshops and video production to center the perspectives and analyses of young people from marginalized neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Documenting these experiences reveals the harms of mass incarceration often missing from public debate as well as collective visions for freedom and justice.

This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be made if requested ahead of time by calling 414-229-6202.