Tuesday, July 21 3:30pm
City County Building
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Free the 350!
Groundwork in collaboration with Young Gifted and Black will be holding an action on July 21st, 2015, to highlight the vast racial disparities in the Dane County Criminal system. From police contact, to arrests, to referrals, to sentencing, to incarceration, state violence oppresses people of color and particularly Black people while simultaneously privileging white people.
We need to Free 350 Black people and close the 11 to 1 arrest rate gap to balance out the racial disparities. The other way to balance this out would be to incarcerate 6,000 white people! This shows how drastic the imbalance is and what a big impact incarcerating 350 people has on the Black community. We believe that incarceration is not the answer to our problems, and instead it creates more problems for low income communities and communities of color.
Join us for an action to show these drastic racial disparities where white people and people with privilege will highlight the crimes that they have committed but weren't arrested or incarcerated for. People of color and particularly Black people will highlight how they or family and friends have been directly impacted by the prison industrial complex.
The action will be held July 21st, meeting at the City County Building at 210 MLK Blvd at 3:30pm, beginning at 3:50pm.