Women’s March Wisconsin is proud to take part in a free screening of the documentary film MILWAUKEE 53206 hosted by The La Follette School of Public Affairs. The film will be followed by a panel discussion Monday, May 7 at The Marquee Cinema in Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
MILWAUKEE 53206 chronicles the lives of those living in the ZIP code that incarcerates the highest percentage of black men in America, up to 62%. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll mass incarceration takes on individuals and families that make up the community. The film not only examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206, but also illuminates the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily effects of mass incarceration.
The two-hour program begins at 6 p.m. with the 45-minute film. A discussion with Professor Cecelia Klingele of UW–Madison’s Law School; Beverly Walker, advocate featured in the film; 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.