Alverno College is hosting a panel discussion that will explore the ways in which formerly incarcerated people suffer restrictions on their civil liberties long after they are released. Many who have been released from prison experience social stigma, difficulty securing housing and employment, and a suspension of their voting rights. This event will build upon a discussion on the same topic held in April, and a panel of local experts and activists will discuss topics such as the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, Wisconsin women’s prisons and the impact of incarceration on family members. The event is Wednesday, November 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Bucyrus Conference Center inside the Sister Joel Read Center. The panelists are people who advocate on behalf of the formerly incarcerated and include:
- Robert Agnew Jr., Milwaukee Community Organizer, JustLeadershipUSA
- Melissa Ludin, Regional Smart Justice Organizer, ACLU of Wisconsin
- Shanyeill McCloud, executive director, Clean Slate Milwaukee
- Alan Schultz, National Steering Delegate, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
- Tifene Brown, moderator; assistant director, Office of Student Success, Alverno College; former senior probation and parole agent, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
The discussion is free and open to the public, and is funded by a grant from the University of Wisconsin – Stout’s Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation. To register please visit www.alverno.edu/civil. Questions can be directed to the Assessment and Outreach Center at email@example.com or 414-382-6020.