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The 2.2 Million: The History and Human Cost of Mass Incarceration

Tuesday, November 5

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Shorewood Village Center

Reggie Jackson will expose the roots of our country’s current system of mass incarceration, including the laws and policies which have made it possible to incarcerate over two million Americans. Wisconsin exemplifies many of the issues in this system, so we examine its correctional system in detail: where and why we’ve built prisons around the state, who’s in them, why our prison population keeps growing – and the costs to both families and communities back home.


Reggie Jackson is a regional and national speaker, researcher, and writer. His work helps institutions and individuals understand how our country’s racial hierarchy developed historically, its impact on our lives today, and how we can realize America’s promise for all citizens. To do this, Reggie shares seldom-told stories and data about the experiences of African Americans and other peoples of color past and present. Reggie also serves as Head Griot (docent) for America's Black Holocaust Museum. He writes and provides background on current racial issues to regional, national, and international media.

This program is sponsored by the Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, and the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.

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