Thursday, September 20, 6-9 pm
Madison Central Public Library
201 W Mifflin Street, Room 301
Madison, WI 53703
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13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” DuVernay lays out the progression from slavery to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry with chilling clarity. 13th combines archival footage and testimony from activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men to create a work of historical synthesis.
This event is provided by the Human Rights Campaign, the Madison Public Library, Women’s March Wisconsin, the Madison chapter of the National Organization for Women, and Community Shares of Wisconsin.
Co-Director of GSAFE
Ali Muldrow is a parent, partner, writer, instructor, advocate, and doula. Ali is currently the Director of Youth Programming and Inclusion at GSAFE, where she has for the last three years authored the curriculum for and taught Foundations of Leadership, a course based in the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth of color. In the spring of 2015 Ali launched GSAFE’s New Narrative Project in the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center, a program that provides incarcerated young people with clear channels to academic success, civic engagement, and self-determination.
Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer
Executive Director – Dane County TimeBank
As Executive Director of the Dane County TimeBank, Lorrie works to build communities where everyone is valued equally and has a voice in decisions that impact their lives. Lorrie was instrumental in facilitating systems change within the Madison Police Department to allow all youth between the ages of 12-16 the opportunity to participate in restorative justice rather than being ticketed and having to go through the formal system for incidents occurring in the city of Madison. In addition, Lorrie’s work in the schools sparked the removal of officer discretion in the referral process to youth court in the Madison area high schools starting in the 2018.19 school year.
CV Vitolo-Haddad is the Director of Debate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a graduate student in the Department of Communication Arts. CV’s commitment to criminal justice reform is actualized through their participation and organizing with the Derail the Jail coalition.
Shannon Frye is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World labor union Milwaukee Local 19, working primarily with the Equity Caucus, General Defense Committee and the recently created Forward Action Street Medics collective. They are a recent transplant to Milwaukee from Toledo, Ohio, and can often be found talking about decolonization while carrying a medic bag.
Yolanda Perkins- Nextgen Wisconsin
Yolanda Perkins is the State Data Manager at Netgen Wisconsin. Yolanda was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After years of bad decision making and a lot of self reflection, Yolanda finally made up her mind to want something different. Not even knowing what that would look like, the unknown had to be better. Yolanda started volunteering and learned the words to describe her struggles. She now passes on the structure of investment in the ladder of greater, and trains other POC to create, build and develop strategies to more effectively organize their communities, integrate data and tech tools and tactics, and model and train on leadership development, all while keeping intentional focus on cultural adjustments and relational base building. Yolanda loves data and identifies with its unlimited potential, quality, effectiveness and uniqueness!
Human Rights Campaign
South Central Regional Lead Organizer
Davette Baker is an organizer with the Human Rights Campaign. She was born and raised in Milwaukee and attended UW-Whitewater, where she received a BA in Women’s Studies. She also has a Master’s degree in mental health. Before moving to Madison, she worked to change the criminal justice system in Milwaukee County. As a Queer Black woman, she strives to remember all the identities that makes her whole, and she is excited to finally be in a place where she is supported and is able to uplift all the things that make her who she is. She also loves cats and grilled cheese.