As we enter on 2019, I am struck by the divergence in expectations for the year. On Saturday, the board chair of a leading non-profit Black arts organization began by stating her optimism and hope for the year 2019. That same day, another dedicated colleague whose been a leader in our MTI work for criminal justice reform asked “who is not having darker visions these days?”
As we near the end of 2018, we have much to be thankful for. The Milwaukee Turners continue to be viable after 166 years, still and in fact renewed in our commitment to promote "sound minds" in "sound bodies." Accomplishing this dual goal is not an easy task in any environment. We need -- and greatly value -- your support.
Q&A Award-winning Wisconsin author, Harvey J. Kaye, presents his latest book The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great for a talk and signing in Gestern Hall at Turner Hall, located 1034 N. 4th Street in Milwaukee. Delving into history for inspiration for the present, Kaye will not only regale you with tales of one of America’s most beloved presidents, but motivate you toward a freer and more democratic America.
Please join us for Doors Open 2018!!
Tours of Turner Hall will take place on Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd.
Saturday tours will be from 10 to 2; Sunday tours are from 11 to 3.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
‘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: email@example.com or (414) 276-9050
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.
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.
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.