On Wednesday, January 23, Columbia University Justice Labs will release a very important report, called “Mass Supervision in Wisconsin.” WISDOM will hold three events on that day. At each event, the report will be presented, impacted individuals will speak about their lived experience of the system, and there will be an advocacy training, to begin to prepare ourselves to speak about this and other issues at budget hearings, and at our March 26 Madison Action Day.
The three January 23 events, to which all are invited for free, will be:
* 10:00 am, in Room 411 South of the State Capitol in Madison (this might also be covered by Wisconsin Eye)
* 5:00 pm, at the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee
* 5:00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 421 S. Farwell, Eau Claire
“Mass Supervision” refers to the huge increase in the number of people who are on probation, parole or “extended supervision.” These are people who are not in a jail or prison, but who are under the control of the Corrections system. People on Supervision are deprived of some basic rights, such as the right to vote and the right to due process before being punished. The upcoming report will show that Wisconsin’s use of Supervision and of crimeless revocations is excessive, and it will present safe, reasonable alternatives.
An Invitation from our Partners:
The Wisconsin Council of Churches has extended an invitation for our members to attend a half-day workshop called “Awaken the Advocate Within.” The presenter, Breon Wells, is a seasoned policy advocate, former legislative staffer and expert in the field who wants to help you use your political and social capital for transformation. This day will help you think carefully about who you’re advocating for and why, and begin to develop your advocacy strategy. Learn how to shape your story for impact, and prepare yourself to speak to the people who can make policy changes happen.
Saturday, February 23 – 9 am to 1 pm | Brown Deer United Methodist Church
$30 earlybird registration ($40 after Feb 8) Click here to register