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February 2020

Reggie Jackson: The 2.2 Million

February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Matt’s Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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Reggie Jackson, award-winning journalist, race-relations expert and lead trainer/consultant at Nurturing Diversity Partners, will expose the roots or our country’s current system of mass incarceration, including the laws and policies that have made it possible to incarcerate more than 2 million Americans. He will examine Wisconsin’s correctional system in detail: where and why we’ve built prisons around the state, who’s in them, why our prison population keeps growing and the costs to both families and communities. Register here.    

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Recognizing Unconscious Bias

February 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St. (Muellner Building)
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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Willie Garrison, a Wauwatosa School District administrator and leader of the district’s Raising Achievement & Cultural Excellence (RACE) team, will talk about how learned stereotypes can be triggered without our awareness or intention, and how those stereotypes can affect our dealings with people we encounter every day of our lives.   Register here.  

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Book Discussion at Stock House Brewing

February 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Stock House Brewing, 7208 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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Bring a friend or meet a new friend while you discuss Just Mercy with a small group of neighbors at one of Tosa's newest brewpubs. Snacks provided; beer available for purchase.   Register here

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2020 Vision: Making Wauwatosa a More Inclusive Community

February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wauwatosa Public Library – Firefly Room, 7635 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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Wauwatosa has come a long way since the days of restrictive housing and sundown laws, but there’s still a long way to go. Join this discussion with representatives of the city’s new Equity and Inclusion Committee, the Health Department, the Wauwatosa School District and Tosa Together on what efforts are being made to make Wauwatosa a more welcoming and inclusive community to residents and visitors of color. Register here.

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Book Discussion at Meadowbrook Church

February 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meadowbrook Church, 1025 N. 70th Street
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213 United States
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Bring a friend or meet new friends at this discussion of Just Mercy at Meadowbrook Church. Enter the parking lot on Maple Terrace. The main entrance to the church is at the northeast corner of the parking lot. The discussion will be in the lobby cafe. Register here.

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Unlearning Racism with Martha Barry

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wauwatosa Public Library – Firefly Room, 7635 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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Martha Barry, Ph.D., the Racial Justice director for the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin, presents an important workshop on the impact of racism and what each of us can do to address it and take action against it. The YWCA SEW is a part of the national movement of over 200 YWCA’s working to eliminate racism. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear an abbreviated version of their award-winning workshop series.   Register here.  

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Of the People, by the People, for the People?

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wauwatosa Public Library – Firefly Room, 7635 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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The jury system permits all citizens to play a role in the justice system, but African Americans are disproportionately underrepresented. Felony disenfranchisement, incarceration and attachment of driver's license suspensions to non-motor vehicle convictions all potentially have an unfair impact on who is eligible and selected for jury duty. Lindsey Draper, former circuit court commissioner for Milwaukee County, assistant state public defender, and assistant district attorney will discuss how these factors—and others—are impacting our justice system.   Register here.  

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Tender Topics: Exploring Sensitive Issues with Children Through Picture Books

February 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wauwatosa Public Library – Children’s Library, 7635 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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Google "picture books on difficult topics" and you'll find all sorts of useful lists about topics ranging from divorce to potty training to bullying. But what about books dealing with poverty, homelessness, incarceration and racism? In this program, we will examine picture books that deal with these tender topics and talk about ways to sensitively address these issues with children. Light refreshments will be offered. Registration is required. To register, call 414-471-8486.

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Book Discussion at Corner Bakery

February 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Corner Bakery Cafe, 11500 W. Burleigh St.
Wauwatosa, WI United States
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Grab some dinner and dessert and stay for an informal discussion of the book Just Mercy. Register here.  

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The Long-Term Impact of Segregation: A Panel Discussion

February 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wauwatosa Public Library – Firefly Room, 7635 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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We live in one of the most segregated metro areas in the nation, but what does that mean for Tosa and our neighbors to the east? Segregation not only creates inequities in housing opportunities, but also impacts employment, incarceration rates, and mental and physical health. Our expert panel includes Kori Schneider Peragine, senior administrator for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council; Reggie Jackson, award-winning journalist, race-relations expert and lead trainer/consultant at Nurturing Diversity Partners; and Kirsten Beyer, Ph.D., associate professor…

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