WISDOM event: screening of Ferguson Rises Nov 4

Event Dates: 
11/04/21

WISDOM has long had racial equity at the core of our mission.  We believe that to build what Dr. King called "the Beloved Community," we first need to recognize injustice, then we need to take steps toward repairing the harm that has been done.  Recently, it feels like we've seen a lot of discouraging news.  We've heard about our state's unacceptable pattern of incarceration, especially of African-American people.  We've seen the chaos brought on by some politicians who stoke fear and anger to keep the truth from being told to our children about our own nation.

 

We have also seen recently that when people of good will stand together to reject fear and division, we can win.  When we refuse to accept injustice, we can make a change. 

 

 Screening of Ferguson Rises Documentary

Thursday, November 4

6:00 pm.

To join, register here:Ferguson Rises Screening, November 4. You will receive an email with a link for the meeting.

Ferguson Rises is a documentary film by PBS which will soon be shown on the network.  It tells the story of Ferguson through the eyes of Michael Brown's father.  It not only covers the killing of Michael Brown and the immediate aftermath; it looks at how a community came together to make real, positive and lasting changes.  

 

In light of our frustration about Wisconsin's continued racial inequities, especially as evidenced by our continued mass incarceration, leaders felt this documentary might help us as we too seek to turn our outrage into action that will change systems.  PBS has agreed to let us have this screening before the official release.  After the documentary, there will be a Wisconsin-led panel.

 

WISDOM
Address: 2821 N 4th St Ste 534, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414-831-2070
E-Mail: office@wisdomwisconsin.org