Affiliated Events

Immigration and Incarceration

Feb. 21 or 22, 2019

Lecture by Dr. Kelly Hernandez
Sponsors: CURTO, UW–Milwaukee, UW–Madison

Previous Events

FILM: Capturing the Flag
An Unexpected Story About American Democracy

Listed as a “documentary festival favorite”, Capturing the Flag, directed by Anne de Mare, is about a tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

Milwaukee Film Festival Ticket Distribution Location & Details:
Ticket vouchers for all films are available on a first come, first serve basis.

To pick up a ticket please visit:
Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement (CLSI)
Marquette University
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 137
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
One ticket per MUID or adult; available to campus community and general public.
The film is not MPAA rated, please use discretion when selecting films for youths.

CLSI Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

"Capturing the Flag" Film Screening Location and Times
Friday, October 26, 9:30 p.m. Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee
Saturday, October 27, 1 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee
Wednesday, October 31st, 12:30 p.m. Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

Milwaukee Film Festival suggests that attendees plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee a seat. All ticket holders must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled showtime to guarantee a seat. Beginning 15 minutes before the show, any empty seats will be sold to other patrons.

Capturing the Flag website

For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at or 414.288.7431. 

Tickets for the film are made possible through a sponsorship by the Office of the President. More information about the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival is available online.

The Milwaukee Model: Envisioning the Role of the Arts in Criminal Justice Reform

Nov. 1-3, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Hinton, assistant professor in the department of history and the department of African and African American studies at Harvard University and author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America will be in conversation with Christian Viveros-Faune, art and culture critic and author of Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art. This presentation serves as a keynote address for the symposium The Milwaukee Model: Envisioning the Role of the Arts in Criminal Justice Reform, organized by the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum, which takes place November 1–3.

Crimmigration: Why We Need a Robust Set of Immigrant Rights

November, 5, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Johnston Hall, 107

A disagreement with David Miller’s critique of an expansive set of immigrant rights, this presentation offers a counter-perspective in light of the reality of “crimmigration,” the increasing conflation of criminal and immigration law, a phenomenon which gives rise to some very troubling rights violations when it comes to immigration enforcement. In general, this talk explores the ethical question of immigration enforcement and argues for why an expansive set of immigrant rights is needed.

Sponsors: Center for Transnational Justice, Center for Urban, Teaching, Research & Outreach, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Philosophy Department

"Sojourner Truth and Black Lives Matter: Health, Stress, and Resilience"

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

4 p.m.

AMU Ballroom AB

This presentation will focus on how racial disparities in health continue and in some cases have increased, particularly in the area of women’s health, infant mortality and reproductive justice. Dr. Mullings will address some of the most recent findings and discuss the “Sojourner Syndrome,” a framework for understanding the impact of socioeconomic stressors on black women across class. Finally, the presentation will explore engaged scholarship and some of the ways in which activists in the Movement4BlackLives are attending to issues of health and burnout.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Community Engagement.

Dr. Mullings is the 2018 Metcalf Chair and Presidential Professor of    Anthropology – Gradate Center CUNY