Birthday Celebration of Milwaukee Antifascist Mildred Fish Harnack on September 16


The Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America are holding a birthday potluck at Turner Hall in honor of Mildred Fish Harnack, a Milwaukee native and German Resistance member who lost her life upon Hitler’s orders in 1943. "As we come together to celebrate this courageous antifascist fighter, we will share a meal and drinks and hear a short program from two scholars of Fish Harnack and the German Resistance, who are Turner members. We encourage all to bring a small dish to share, but it is not required. We will also have a birthday cake! Join us on Sunday, September 16 from 1-3pm at the Gestern room at Turner Hall, 1034 N. Vel Phillips Ave, MKE 53203.  If you know you're coming, please RSVP to



Presented by: Milwaukee Turners, Zeidler Memorial Lecture Committee, and Boswell Book Company
Date/Time: Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Todd Wehr Auditorium-MSOE, 1047 N. Broadway
Public Invited
Free Admission

‘Misdemeanorland’ and Wisconsin (IN)Justice system: Easy in . . . Ever out?’
Speaker: Issa Kohler-Hausmann
A discussion of her new book, “Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing,” and its relevance to the Milwaukee and Wisconsin criminal justice systems.A Milwaukee native, Kohler-Hausmann is an Associate Professor of law at Yale Law School with a secondary appointment in sociology.  She has become   recognized for her work in misdemeanor arrests and parole in New York.
Hon. Carl Ashley, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge,Former public defender
Terri Strodthoff, Founder and Exec. Director, the Alma Center
John T. Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney
Moderator: Defense Atty. Craig Mastantuono, who helped Baron Walker, featured in the film “53206,” win parole after 22 years in prison and six parole denials. For more information contact the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee: or (414) 276-9050

Anita Zeidler

Anita Zeidler

Anita Zeidler was, like Charlotte Bleistein, a dedicated and powerful though soft-spoken woman who was both a long term Milwaukee Turner and a Socialist, and both were deeply influenced by Frank Zeidler, Anita's father and Milwaukee's Mayor from 1948-1960. Last September we lost Charlotte, who died in her sleep at 102 after being with us and many others at Fightin' Bob Fest, carrying on the tradition of Bob LaFollette, who thought people's interests came before corporations.

Position Announcement Executive Director

Position Announcement  Executive Director

The Milwaukee Turners seeks an energetic and visionary leader who will help take our organization forward in a changing environment. The Turners’ motto “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body” has shaped the activity in Turner Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Today we offer a rare blend of programming for our members and a diverse community. The future offers an opportunity to build on our past and re-establish Turner Hall as a progressive contemporary community asset in the heart of Milwaukee.

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann - Author of “Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America”

Please join the Milwaukee Turners’ community conversation about mass incarceration, its impacts, and what the public can do about it. The book talks are co-sponsored with Boswell Books.