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Summer of Solidarity Training Session: The FREE Campaign

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Date: 
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Webinar

This week’s Summer of Solidarity session offers an opportunity to meet some of the powerful women of the FREE campaign, to learn about the issue of Housing for Women Returning from Incarceration, and to learn how we can all help.

Saturday, July 18
10:00 - Noon
Register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsc-2tqTsrGNGwyDBkKOkfLIKjpeAV2sgj 
When you do, you will get an email with a link to join the meeting on Saturday.

Leaders from MICAH, EXPO and WISDOM have worked in recent years to establish the FREE Campaign.  FREE is an initiative specifically of, by and for women who have experienced incarceration.  Recently, FREE got a big boost in the form of a generous grant from the Wheaton Fransiscan Sisters, which has allowed them to hire staff specifically for the campaign.

After hundreds of conversations with women who have returned from jails or prisons, FREE has discerned that HOUSING is their top issue of concern.  It is especially important for women who are trying to reunite their families, and who cannot do so without first establishing that they have safe, stable, decent places to live for themselves and their children.

Tentative schedule of future topics:

  • July 25 – Voting and Voting Rights
  • August 1 – Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
  • August 8 – Crimeless Revocations
  • August 15 – Policing
  • August 22 – Environmental Justice

If you would like to participate, contact WISDOM (wisdomforjustice@gmail.com) for information about registering for the Zoom presentation.

Presentations are being recorded, and will be available at: https://www.rocwisconsin.org/summer-of-solidarity-training-series/

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