The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a screening of the documentary film Milwaukee 53206 followed by a panel discussion Monday, May 7 at The Marquee Cinema in Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
The two-hour program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. with the 45-minute film. A discussion with Professor Cecelia Klingele of UW–Madison’s Law School; Beverly Walker, who is featured in the fim; Frank Davis, community organizer, MOSES; and Davette Baker, decarceration organizer, Citizen Action Wisconsin, and board member, Women's March Wisconsin, follows. Klingele is a faculty affiliate with the La Follette School. Registration is appreciated but not required via this online form.
Milwaukee 53206 shows the daily realities of people affected by mass incarceration in the United States. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, the film demonstrates the high toll mass incarceration takes on individuals and families. The film also illuminates the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily effects of excessive jail sentences.