We the 350: Stories of Poverty, Racism, and Incarceration in Wisconsin
Written & Directed by T. Banks and Sara McKinnon
Sat, Nov 7 - Sun, Nov 8, 2015
Promenade Hall: Free
Not recommended for children
Suggested $5.00 Donation
We the 350 is a narrative-based performance exploring themes of racism, poverty, and incarceration in Wisconsin. The content of the 45 minute performance is based in interviews done with Black activists in Wisconsin about their experiences as youth and adults living in some of the most racially segregated (Milwaukee) and racially disparate (Madison) cities in the country. The performance paints a compelling picture of what the intersections between racism, poverty, and disparate incarceration rates for Wisconsin’s Black population look like in someone’s daily life. We the 350 explores the ways that state structures rely on intersections between race and class, along with many other intersections, to maintain racially disparate arrest and incarceration rates in Wisconsin.
Please be advised that the show includes narratives describing physical, mental and sexual violence.
This event is sponsored by the Young Gifted & Black Coalition, UW-Madison’s Comparative US Studies and Overture Center’s Community Arts Access Program.