Black Lives Matter: Racial Disparity and the Criminal Justice System
February 2, 2016
Alverno College is hosting a forum on racial disparity and the criminal justice system. Milwaukee has a long history of residential segregation, educational inequalities and employment gaps. This discussion will address the repercussions that discrimination has on African Americans and explore the disparities in the criminal justice system. The panel will also discuss why black lives matter, and share ways in which the community can engage in efforts to make a change.
The forum will be moderated by Celia Jackson, director of the Alverno College International and Intercultural Center. Panelists include:
Martha Barry, Racial Justice Director, YWCA Southeastern Wisconsin Reverend Willie E. Brisco, past president of Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope, MICAH
Edith Hudson, retired Assistant Chief of Police, Milwaukee Police Department Reggie Jackson, Chairman of the Board of the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation, the parent organization of America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM)
The Alverno Forum series seeks to join community leaders in discussing cutting-edge topics that have a daily impact on the lives of people in our community and beyond. The next discussion in this year's series takes place on Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sister Joel Read Conference Center. The Alverno Forum series is free and open to the public. For more details, please visit our website at http://www.alverno.edu/forum/.
Published on February 2, 2016 | Categories: Newsroom press release