Thu, Apr 25, 2013
Did you Know? Broken on all Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. Film Screening & Discussion
Appleton Public Library will host a screening and discussion of Broken on all Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. on Thursday, May 2nd, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Discussion will be led by the ESTHER (Faith Communities United for Justice) TIP (Treatment Instead of Prison) Task Force.
ESTHER is part of the statewide 11x15 Campaign for Healthier and Safer communities. 11x15 is a movement of people of faith calling for change in the Wisconsin incarcerating system. Our goal is to reduce the prison population in Wisconsin by 11,000 by the end of 2015...eleven by 15.
For further information visit: http://esther-foxvalley.org
Broken on all Sides studies the history and causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. and how racism impacts justice. The documentary centers around the theory put forward by many, and most recently by Michelle Alexander (who appears in the movie), that mass incarceration has become "The New Jim Crow." That is, since the rise of the drug war and the explosion of the prison population, and because discretion within the system allows for arrest and prosecution of people of color at alarmingly higher rates than whites, prisons and criminal penalties have become a new version of Jim Crow. Much of the discrimination that was legal in the Jim Crow era is today illegal when applied to black people but perfectly legal when applied to "criminals." The problem is that through subjective choices, people of color have been targeted at significantly higher rates for stops, searches, arrests, prosecution, and harsher sentences. So, where does this leave criminal justice? Through interviews with people on many sides of the criminal justice system, this documentary aims to answer questions and provoke questions on an issue walled-off from the public's scrutiny.
For further information visit: http://brokenonallsides.com
The program is co-sponsored by ESTHER with funding provided by the Friends of Appleton Public Library. Free admission.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013
We invite you to participate in the planning for future growth of public library services. Next week, April 22-27, an experienced facilitator will conduct five focus groups to gather data pertaining to what our community envisions for future services at APL. The focus groups are a follow-up to the Community Conversations conducted in April of 2012. For more information about Community Conversations Phase II, please call (920) 832-6170.
Below is the schedule for Community Conversations: Phase II.
Millennial Generation Focus Group - Monday, April 22 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Registration is required for each focus group. To register, please click on the focus group you would like to attend and fill out the online form or call (920) 832-1695. All meetings will be held at the Appleton Public Library.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013
April 14-20 is National Library Week and APL along with many other libraries across the country are celebrating the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians.
This year's theme, Communities Matter @ Your Library, couldn't be a better fit for APL. Here at your library we strive to bring you high-quality programming with partners from all over the community. Check out some of our community-based programming this week:
April 14 | 2:00-2:45pm
April 15 | 6:30-7:30pm
April 16 | 10:00am-12:00pm
April 17 | 4:00-5:30pm
April 18 | 6:30-8:30pm
April 19 | 4:00-6:00pm
April 20 | 3:00-5:00pm
We don't just offer high-quality programming at your library, we also have an array of other excellent services. Some of those services include:
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Please join us this week in celebrating all the library has to offer and share with others why you love your library!
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