Transforming Justice is hosting four community-driven workshops from Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. These “Workshops for Liberation” are shaped by the groups working on issues related to mass criminalization and incarceration on the ground in Milwaukee. They are designed to promote and support civic engagement, but are also recorded and analyzed as a means of exploring how activists and community actors understand issues related to incarceration, health, and security.

Past Workshops for Liberation

Mental Health Care without Policing: Know Your Options

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1-4PM
Centennial Hall, Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch

CR FlyerJess Heaney with Critical Resistance will lead a workshop on the connections between mental health care, policing, and options for accessing supports. The workshop comes from the Oakland Power Projects, an anti-policing initiative:

Our goal is that folks will walk out of the workshop with an increased sense of resources and relationships available to address mental health issues in MKE, and to increase our collective confidence in accessing/activating/building alternatives that won’t increase risk of state violence.

Organized Abandonment: How the Prison Industrial Complex Relates to Deindustrialization, Union Busting & Austerity in 10 Easy Lessons


Ruth Wilson Gilmore

A talk with Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Founder of Critical Resistance
Director of CUNY’s Center for Place, Culture & Politics
Friday, May 1, 2015



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Getting Free: Imagining and Practicing for a World Without Police
With Mariame Kaba of Project Nia

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park

The Politics of Reform and Abolition
With Rachel Herzing from Critical Resistance

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park

Racism, Anti-Black Violence, and Mass Criminalization

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wisconsin Black Historical Society