Oct. 11 - Madison, WI: WNPJ's Annual Assembly will be held at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ from 1-4:30 with awards banquet from 5-7. We will be honoring John Peck and Mary Beth Schlagheck with life-time achievement awards, as well as multiple other awardees. Our Assembly will be focused on overcoming racial disparities in incarceration. Please join us!
Joined by hundreds of supporters, a coalition of parents, students, educators, teaching assistants and members of the interfaith community were dragged from a public Joint Finance Committee hearing while reading statements calling for economic and educational justice. Among the community leaders removed by police were: Jesus Salas, former UW Regent; Larry Miller, Director on the Milwaukee Public School Board; Al Levie, Racine high school teacher and REA union member; and Christine Neumann-Ortíz, Voces de la Frontera executive director.
Participants in the civil-disobedience action read from a statement opposing the Governor's "Slashing funds for public education and removing the ability for undocumented students to pay instate tuition rates" and accusing Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee of "violating the norms of a civilized society when you invest more in incarceration than in public education." Read the full statement here...
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