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Lunchtime for Activists: Confronting Mass Incarceration with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Scholar and Activist Heather Ann Thompson
November 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, November 6 | Resource Fair, Keynote, Panel
11am-1pm | Union Ballroom East
Free and open to UWM faculty, staff and students
Sociocultural Programming and Urban Studies invite UWM students, scholars, and activists to join us as we host University of Michigan Professor and Historian Heather Ann Thompson, whose book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History.
Thompson will speak about the crisis of race and mass incarceration in the U.S. today and the importance of campus activism for dismantling the prison industrial complex. A Community Resource Fair and panel discussion with local activists will help motivate and mobilize students to get involved right here in Milwaukee.
A limited number of free lunches will be offered–first come, first served!
Why does mass incarceration matter for our campus, and what can we do about it?
(11 – 11:30a)
Come to our Community Resource Fair and meet local activists and nonprofits committed to confronting mass incarceration in our city and across the nation.
(11:30a – 12:30p)
Join Pulitzer-Prize winning scholar-activist Heather Thompson and hear from a distinguished panel of community-based activists.
(12:30p – 1p)
Learn how you get involved in the struggle to reverse mass incarceration and halt the growing power of prison-industrial complex in our society.