On November 17, 2016 the ACLU sponsored a Congressional Screening of MILWAUKEE 53206 where key policymakers and influencers were in attendance. Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District, which includes 53206, gave opening remarks. She voiced her commitment to address the issue of mass incarceration and its impact on the community. The screening featured a captivating panel discussion with Karl “Dice Raw” Jenkins of The Roots, MILWAUKEE 53206 director, Keith McQuirter, and film subjects Beverly Walker, Dennis Walton and Chad Wilson.
“MILWAUKEE 53206 was intended to be a film that would be part of the national conversation around criminal justice reform, so being able to engage in meaningful dialogue on Capital Hill with members of congress, the national ACLU and a diversity of others working in the public and private sectors, gives true purpose to the Impact Campaign as it allows for ideas to be shared and motivates people to find their own unique way they can take action for change”. – Director, Keith McQuirter
“The congressional screening provided a collaborative platform where we worked with the national ACLU and Rep Gwen Moore to convene leaders, policy makers and members of congress around a serious conversation on the humanization of mass incarceration and criminal justice reform. The social impact campaign for MILWAUKEE 53206 aims to raise awareness, build empathy, promote the destigmatization of mass incarceration and provide a safety net of support for children, families and communities devastated by mass incarceration.” – Social Impact Campaign Director, Anne Faustin