Our partner organizations are hosting a number of community events as part of this year’s Community Book Read. Click on these links to learn more:
- Exhibit: Crossing The Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968 (at Mead Public Library April 11-May 1) https://www.meadpl.org/exhibit-crossing-line-milwaukee-fair-housing-marches-1967-1968-19
- Lakeland Community Book Read Facilitated Discussion (at Mead, April 11 6:30-7:45 p.m.) https://www.meadpl.org/lakeland-community-book-read-facilitated-discussion
- Join Lakeland University faculty in a facilitated discussion of "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates as part of the fifth annual Community Book Read. Facilitators will be Lex Cade-White and Peter Sattler from Lakeland University. Books are available for checkout at Mead.
- "13th" Film Screening (at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, April 13, 7-9 p.m.) https://www.meadpl.org/13th-film-screening-program-lakeland-community-book-read
- In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. Stay after the film for community conversation facilitated by Officer Corey Saffold of Wisconsin Humanities Council’s Shop Talk and Working Lives Project and Karin Miofsky, Lakeland associate professor of criminal justice. This program is sponsored by Mead Public Library and John Michael Kohler Arts Center as part of the Lakeland University Community Book Read.
- Book Discussion: "Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City" By Matthew Desmond (at Mead, April 14 1-3 p.m.) https://www.meadpl.org/book-discussionevicted-poverty-and-profit-american-city-matthew-desmond-program-lakeland-community
- Join poet, playwright and civil rights activist Peg Rozga and librarian Jeannie Gartman, as they facilitate a discussion of the book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit In The American City" by Matthew Desmond.
- "I Am Not Your Negro" film screening and facilitated panel discussion (at the University of Wisconsin - Sheboygan Fine Arts Theatre, Sunday, April 15, 4-6:30 pm) Following the screening of this Oscar-nominated documentary, the University of Wisconsin Sheboygan Foundation will be sponsoring a panel discussion. The panel members are: David Louzecky (Philosophy Department, UW-Sheboygan), the Rev. Lex Cade-White (chaplin, Lakeland University), Al Ruppel (founder of Unity in Motion, an inner-city educational organization) and Peggy Rozga (emeritus professor of English, UW-Waukesha and political activist). https://sheboygan.uwc.edu/event/public-promotional-event/i-am-not-your-negro-documentary