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Calls-To-Action

  • Host a screening
    • Congregations
    • Across a denomination’s regional and/or national network
    • Community
    • Use screening events to bridge connections between churches, synagogues, mosques and community organizations that support children and families with incarcerated members through screening and discussion event
  • Provide your house of worship as a safe space for all impacted by incarceration
  • Start a letter-writing campaign
  • Work with your local prison chaplains
  • Deliver a sermon on the issue
  • Start a prison ministry or incorporate the film(s) and written resources into an existing ministry
  • Get involved in local organizations advocating for criminal justice reform (ex. Local ACLU)
  • Support and facilitate communication and visits between children and their incarcerated parents
  • Support reentry programs
  • Write a blog on the issue and and an op-ed
  • Host a drive to collect items for those who are incarcerated
  • Provide  information on how attendees can get involved in the local prison reentry and advocacy coalitions
  • Drive the family members to visit incarcerated loved ones.
  • Tap into existing ministries, community outreach and programming to educate faith-based audiences about the unique, long term needs of children with an incarcerated mother.
  • Activate your social network and share our content below:
    • Keep the conversation going and help us build awareness. On this page you’ll find resources to post to your personal or organizational social media profiles about MILWAUKEE 53206 and the issue of mass incarceration. https://www.milwaukee53206.com/take-action/
  • Host a screening
    • Congregations
    • Across a denomination’s regional and/or national network
    • Community
    • Use screening events to bridge connections between churches, synagogues, mosques and community organizations that support children and families with incarcerated members through screening and discussion event
  • Provide your house of worship as a safe space for all impacted by incarceration
  • Start a letter-writing campaign
  • Work with your local prison chaplains
  • Deliver a sermon on the issue
  • Start a prison ministry or incorporate the film(s) and written resources into an existing ministry
  • Get involved in local organizations advocating for criminal justice reform (ex. Local ACLU)
  • Support and facilitate communication and visits between children and their incarcerated parents
  • Support reentry programs
  • Write a blog on the issue and and an op-ed
  • Host a drive to collect items for those who are incarcerated
  • Provide  information on how attendees can get involved in the local prison reentry and advocacy coalitions
  • Drive the family members to visit incarcerated loved ones.
  • Tap into existing ministries, community outreach and programming to educate faith-based audiences about the unique, long term needs of children with an incarcerated mother.
  • Activate your social network and share our content below:
    • Keep the conversation going and help us build awareness. On this page you’ll find resources to post to your personal or organizational social media profiles about MILWAUKEE 53206 and the issue of mass incarceration. https://www.milwaukee53206.com/take-action/

Taking Action – Working for Change

The resources below include almost a dozen ideas for ways that congregations can make a real difference in the lives of those who are impacted by mass incarceration. We hope that you take these actions, and take them publicly, including media, photography, and other kinds of publicity, such that your public acts will inspire others to do the same.

Working Toward Bail Reform (pdf)

Ending Solitary Confinement (pdf)

Supporting Families & Children (pdf)

Helping Incarcerated People (pdf)

Providing Reentry Support (pdf)

Preach Teach Act Campaign