Activists and former inmates said incarceration is part of a “systematic design” that destroys families and traumatizes communities of color.
Vaun Mayes talks about growing up in the South, the importance of empathy and the forces — including racism, profiteering and crime — at work in Milwaukee.
Though political prospects to fully legalize marijuana on the state level remain grim, local efforts in Milwaukee could send a message to legislators.
Zeynab Ali talks about her experience growing up in the largest refugee camp in the world, stressing the importance of listening to people’s stories, speaking up against injustice and including the youth in solving the issues we face.
Sharlen Moore talks about the importance of listening to our neighbors, challenging ourselves, investing in and supporting each other in order to improve our communities.