Unitarian Church North film screening March 17: MILWAUKEE 53206
Unitarian Church North’s Social Justice committee will host a screening of the documentary film MILWAUKEE 53206 on Saturday, March 17 at the church, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon. The event is free and open to the public. The screening is at 3:00 pm; doors open at 2:30. Tickets reserved at Eventbrite. Seating is limited.
The United States has the most prisoners of any developed nation in the world. MILWAUKEE 53206 chronicles the lives of those living in the ZIP code that incarcerates the highest percentage of black men in America, up to 62%. MILWAUKEE 53206 shows the daily realities of all those affected by mass incarceration in America. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll mass incarceration takes on individuals and families that make up the community. The film not only examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206, but also illuminates the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily effects of excessive jail sentences.
A discussion follows the film, which will be introduced by Dr. Geoff Swain, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Swain has practiced as a public health physician for 25 years. He has particular expertise in the social and economic drivers of health outcomes and health inequities.
This screening of MILWAUKEE 53206 is a part of outreach campaign presented by Odyssey Impact, a multi-faith media non-profit that creates and implements outreach campaigns for documentaries to mobilize faith leaders and change makers to address the most pressing social issues facing our world. The MILWAUKEE 53206 social impact campaign aims to engage, educate, activate audiences and build stronger foundations of support for the children, parents and families affected by mass incarceration in communities across the country.