The coming week provides a special opportunity for WISDOM members and friends, and all who care about justice for people in our prisons. WISDOM will sponsor performances of the play, Mariposa and the Saint in three different cities. Mariposa and the Saint brings to life the true story of a woman locked in solitary confinement for nearly three years, in her own words.
You can watch a short video about the play here.
MOSES Leader Jean Faraca interviews Julia Steele Allen, the writer and actor of the play here.
The New Yorker proclaimed: “The play presents solitary confinement as a particularly egregious failure on the part of the prison system to approach prisoners—not just the good and the innocent but also the guilty and the bad—as complete human beings.”
The Wisconsin performances of Mariposa and the Saint will be:
Sunday, April 24, 7:00 pm: Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison WI
Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, WI
Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm: Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton, WI
Thursday, April 28, 3:00 pm: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 935 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee WI
Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm: St. Matthew's ELCA, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI
In all cases, doors open 30 minutes before the performance. There is no admission fee, but donations to defray costs are encouraged. The play itself lasts for 45 minutes, and is followed by a 45 minute dialogue with the audience, including a chance to hear from Wisconsinites who have spent time in solitary confinement.
Also related to our work for reform of the Criminal Justice system, WISDOM President, Rev. Willie Brisco and Organizer David Liners appeared this past weekend on a public affairs program, called "Our Issues, Milwaukee." They were invited to discuss the ROC Wisconsin campaign. The 13 minute video of the interview can be found here.
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