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The following was submitted by Mark Rice, Statewide Organizer/Assistant State Director at EXPO.
EXPO and WISDOM leaders were shocked recently to learn that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) was using a training presentation that compared people on supervision to animals. Our organizing efforts led the DOC to remove the offensive images from their PowerPoint presentations. Thank you to all those who contacted their legislators and local DOC officials and posted messages on social media regarding this matter. Click here to read additional information on the discovery.
The 2017 EXPO of Milwaukee Community Forum will be on Saturday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, which is located at 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee.
Topics will include the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, crimeless revocations, and community-based alternatives to incarceration. Click here to RSVP and to read the bios of the panelists and presenters.
Here is the link to EXPO Radio: http://www.riverwestradio.com/
Please consider making a financial contribution to EXPO. Your support will help EXPO advance our mission of ending mass incarceration, eliminating structural discrimination against formerly incarcerated people, and restoring formerly incarcerated people to full participation in the life of our communities. Click here to learn more about our work.
For information on how to become a Sustaining Member of EXPO, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.