State Sen. Lena Taylor
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Sen. Taylor to host criminal justice events for Black History Month

The events seek to highlight the continued disparities in the criminal justice system as well as obstacles to successful re-entry.

By - Feb 13th, 2017 11:58 am

(MADISON) – As part of a month-long program of celebration and appreciation for Black History Month, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) will be hosting events focused on criminal justice from February 20th – 24th in Madison and Milwaukee. The events seek to highlight the continued disparities in the criminal justice system as well as obstacles to successful re-entry. The Senator will host the following events in Milwaukee:

Tuesday, February 14th
7:30-9:30am: WPRI presentation – Unlocking Potential: Giving hope to prisoners (Wisconsin Center – 400 W Wisconsin Ave)

Monday, February 20th 
5:30pm: Movie Screening: 13th (WAAW Center)

Tuesday, February 21st
5:30-7:30pm: State of Justice System Presentation (WAAW Center)

Wednesday, February 22nd
5:30-7:30pm: Navigating the DOC (WAAW Center)
5:30pm: Read-in: Let’s Break the Pipeline to Prison (MLK Library – 310 W Locust St.)

Thursday, February 23rd
5:30pm: Panel discussion with DOC’s Division of Juvenile Corrections
(WAAW Center)

Friday, February 24th
5:30pm: Movie screening: 53206 (WAAW Center Milwaukee)

Saturday & Sunday, February 25th & 26th
6:00-8:00pm: Making a Slave: A Play by Voices of a Fatherless Child
(606 W Concordia Ave.)

The WAAW Center is located at 3020 W. Vliet St. in Milwaukee. All events are open to the public. Members of the media are invited to attend.

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