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Below are some actions and events that move us toward our goal of treatment instead of prison related to drug and alcohol offenses for non-violent offenders.  We are working to gain additional funding to support treatment and alternatives to incarceration. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the chair, Lisa Hanneman.

Transformational Justice Campaign Launch

Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Capitol Building and nearby, Madison, WI


Transformational Justice Campaign Launch

2023 and Beyond

State Capitol and nearby, Madison, WI

Register at https://bit.ly/transformationaljusticelaunch

Email scompanik@yahoo.com if you are interested in carpooling to Madison.

First hour streamed live at https://WisEye.org
Sponsored by WISDOM, FREE and EXPO

Program

10 - 11 AM
Public presentation at the North Hearing Room in the State Capitol featuring remarks on Solitary Confinement, TAD, Old Law Parole, and Post-release Issues. Watch this presentation live at https://WisEye.org
1-2 PM
Start of Transformational Justice Convening: Welcome, Reflection, Icebreaker
11 AM - 12 PM
Drop Lit at Legislative offices and the Governor’s Office in the Stated Capitol
2-3 PM
Breakout Sessions by region: Madison Action Day and Joint Finance Committee hearings discussion
12 - 1 PM
Lunch at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 W Washington Ave, Madison
3-4 PM
- Breakout sessions: strategic planning for issue campaigns
- Closing remarks and calls to action


Help spread the word. Download and share the attached flier.

Fox Cities People & Politics

Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Legends Cuts & Styles, Fox River Mall, 4301 W Wisconsin Ave, Appleton

Fox Cities People & Politics. We'll be discussing Unlock the Vote, storytelling around the constitutional amendment, and hearing from elected officials, candidates and appointees who impact us as System-Impacted People


Sponsored by EXPO, FREE, Legends Cuts & Styles and ESTHER. Follow the Facebook event page for latest information.

Help spread the word! Download and share the attached flier.

Taking on Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin

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Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Join the Transformational Justice Campaign leaders of EXPO and WISDOM for a 5-part Zoom series on mass incarceration in Wisconsin.

When: Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24

Register here: Taking on Mass Incarceration - Jan 27-Feb 24

(These programs will be recorded for later viewing by registrants who cannot attend all sessions.)

In the series, we will learn from experts, including people directly impacted by Wisconsin’s criminal legal system. We will learn about many aspects of the system, including:

ESTHER Prison Reform Task Force

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Monday, January 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, March 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, April 4, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, May 2, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, June 6, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, August 1, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, September 12, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, October 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, November 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 140 South Green Bay Road, Neenah

Meets in person first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm. (The September meeting is held on the second Monday.)

Leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/prtf with questions or to be added to the mailing list.

“We can’t punish people into being healthy. We need for families to stay intact and for offenders to be responsible to their communities. We are all better off when people can be healed and made whole through these effective programs that bring accountability to the offender and to the community. Alternative treatment programs work better than incarceration.”

ESTHER is part of the statewide ROC WI (Restore Our Communities) Campaign. The campaign is a movement of people of faith calling for change in the Wisconsin system of incarceration.

Locked Up On The Outside: Prisons Without Walls

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Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Green Bay Rd, Neenah

The ESTHER Prison Reform Task Force along with EXPO will be holding this important listening session and crucial conversation with a representative of the Wisconsin Division of Community Corrections (DCC), elected officials and YOU.

Are you, or do you know someone who is or has been, on probation or parole? Do you live in fear, have anxiety that rules or attitudes could take you back to prison? Do you have thoughts on how re-entry could be improved to make people more successful on Parole or Extended Supervision?

Then please join EXPO and ESTHER at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Neenah for this important conversation regarding community corrections.

 

Building a Theology of Restoration and Fairness in Wisconsin

Date: 
Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Building a Theology of Restoration and Fairness

A Multifaith Response to End Mass Incarceration

Why should faith communities be involved in the work to end mass incarceration?

Featuring reflections from Senator Raphael G. Warnock, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and founding member of the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration.

Who Should Attend

Leaders and members of congregations from various faith traditions in Wisconsin, those who are engaged in jail and/or prison ministry and want to do more, and those who are ready to partner with faith communities to reduce incarceration rates in Wisconsin.

REGISTER AT https://tinyurl.com/EMI-Wisconsin

For more information, contact: Joya Schmidt at jschmidt@the-temple.org

Sponsored by the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration.

July ESTHER Prison Reform Task Force Meeting Changed to July 12

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Date: 
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Green Bay Rd, Neenah

The July 2021 Meeting of this task force will be held in-person on July 12 6:00-7:30 pm

Leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/prtf for information or to be added to the mailing list.

“We can’t punish people into being healthy. We need for families to stay intact and for offenders to be responsible to their communities. We are all better off when people can be healed and made whole through these effective programs that bring accountability to the offender and to the community. Alternative treatment programs work better than incarceration.”

ESTHER is part of the statewide ROC WI (Restore Our Communities) Campaign. The campaign is a movement of people of faith calling for change in the Wisconsin system of incarceration.

ESTHER Prison Reform Task Force

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Date: 
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 140 South Green Bay Road, Neenah

Meets the first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm. The June meeting will be an in-person meeting at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 140 S. Green Bay Rd, Neenah, WI.

“We can’t punish people into being healthy. We need for families to stay intact and for offenders to be responsible to their communities. We are all better off when people can be healed and made whole through these effective programs that bring accountability to the offender and to the community. Alternative treatment programs work better than incarceration.”

ESTHER is part of the statewide ROC WI (Restore Our Communities) Campaign. The campaign is a movement of people of faith calling for change in the Wisconsin system of incarceration.

State Superintendent Candidates Townhall

Date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

State Superintendents Downhill - Kerr-UnderlyYou're invited to join EXPO for a

State Superintendent Candidates Townhall
“Ending the School to Prison Pipeline”

March 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 PM
Watch on Zoom or the EXPO Facebook Page
Sign up here

EXPO Wisconsin will talk with Deb Kerr and Dr. Jill Underly, WI Candidates for State Superintendent, about their ideas for ending the school to prison pipeline.

  • In School vs. Out of School Suspensions
  • Expulsions
  • Police Presence in our School
  • Racial Bias & More

These are all things that have created - and continue to create - a feeder for mass incarceration in our state and country.

How do we end it? We start at the polls by making informed decisions about who we put in charge of our children's academic lives. Please join us for this important discussion. Sign up here.

Help spread the word - download and share the attached flier.

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