“How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol: Behind the Story.” April 14

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Call To Action - Madison Area is participating in another webinar and discussion about racism and the Catholic Church, this one featuring Father Bryan Massingale on “How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol: Behind the Story.” This Zoom presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 7-8 PM (CDT). Here is the information for making the connection:


Topic: CTA Madison webinar and discussion
Time: Apr 14, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Thank you for interest in our earlier offerings over the past several months!


Call to Action Madison Team





Two local Good Friday opportunities:


Talib Akbar, a longtime member of MOSES (of which CTA - Madison is a member) and of Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO) is bringing his Solitary Confinement Cell to the parking lot behind the Retreat and Guest House at Holy Wisdom Monastery from Noon to 3 PM this Friday, April 2.


During his 20 years in a Wisconsin prison, Talib endured 10 stretches of solitary confinement. Since his release he has been a relentless educator and advocate of persons subject to that dehumanizing punishment. The United Nations has declared that solitary confinement for longer than 15 days to be torture. Before 2015 Wisconsin inmates could be sentenced for up to 360 days in solitary confinement; current rules allow for up to 120 days for harming staff and major offenses.


The cell, based on a sketch Talib made while in Solitary, has been his traveling mission since 2014 to demonstrate, in Wisconsin and other states, the terrible conditions of solitary confinement and to encourage people to work for change. Experiencing the confinement within the cell is sobering, particularly when the austere conditions are accompanied by the sounds of banging and yelling - recorded from actual conditions which he describes as incessant and horrifically noisy.


The Good Friday service at the Monastery is at 3 PM; you may wish to visit the exhibit well in advance of that time to avoid a last minute rush. (Also be aware that attendance at the service is limited because of the pandemic.)




Madison Catholic Worker’s annual Good Friday Way of the Cross for Justice and Mercy will be held Friday, April 2, at 4 PM, this year via Zoom. Each of the ten stations in this year’s walk will examine issues in today’s society that call for justice and mercy in the world. To take part in this opportunity to reflect, pray and sing, join the service at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81136565563




Dennis Collier