November 6-8: Racial Justice in Madison: Incarceration and Segregation in the “Creative City”

On November 6-8, Comparative US Studies, YGB Ferguson To Madison and the Havens Center will host a FREE symposium on racial justice in Madison. The symposium will kick off with a keynote lecture by the legendary Cedric Robinson (author of Black Marxism and Black Movements in America) on Friday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 pm in Elvehjem L160.

The rest of the symposium will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, starting at 9 am with a keynote with the incomparable Jamala Rogers (author of Ferguson is America) in the Pyle Center on UW’s Campus.

Panels throughout the day will be on the following themes:
1. Incarceration and State Violence
2. Segregation
3. Ethnic and Indigenous Studies in the University

They will feature local community experts.

On Saturday evening at 8 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm, Tī S. Banks and Sara McKinnon’s performance, “We the 350: Stories of Poverty, Racism and Incarceration in Wisconsin” will close out the symposium. The performances will be in the Promenade Hall of the Overture Center. $5 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.

The events are accessible. If you need childcare, please email by Friday Oct. 30.


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