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Public Domestics: an experience of the book "Infamous Mothers" with Sagashus Levingston

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin is excited to announce a public event being held in conjunction with its statewide conference, Collective Liberation: Movement Building for the Years Ahead. Details are below.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Gallery Viewing 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Book Reading and Discussion: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Bear Room
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313

Public Domestics is a public event attached to End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s Statewide Conference, Collective Liberation: Movement Building for the Years Ahead. All are welcome to attend. At 3:30 p.m., numerous pages from Infamous Mothers will be on display, giving participants the ability to walk through parts of the book. Then at 4:30 p.m., author Sagashus T. Levingston will read from the book and lead a discussion about what the stories of marginalized mothers have to teach us about our society and about ourselves.Ms. Levingston is a PhD candidate and instructor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This project explores how real-life narratives describing Black motherhood can counter pervasive stereotypes, such as the "welfare queen" "the prostitute" or "the drug addict" and could help produce a more just, humane and creative society.



Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

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CONTACT: Chase Tarrier, Public Policy Coordinator, End Domestic Abuse WI, 608.237.3985

Domestic Violence Advocates Respond to Governor Walker’s NFL Protest Comments

Madison — In response to the Governor’s recent letter to the NFL and the NFL Players Association, Executive Director of End Domestic Abuse WI Patti Seger issued the following statement:

“We are deeply grateful for the support the anti-domestic violence movement has received from Governor Walker, the Governor’s Council on Domestic Violence and from the Green Bay Packers. We also maintain that the NFL should both take a stand against domestic violence and that players should continue using their voices and earned platforms to bring attention to the racial inequality that exists in our country. Speaking out against racial injustice doesn't take away from the effort to end domestic violence; it is part of the solution. Players and other community members who look beyond themselves to support those who are vulnerable to unequal treatment demonstrate the type of attitude we need to end domestic abuse here in Wisconsin and all across the United States.”

End Domestic Abuse WI is the statewide voice for survivors of domestic violence and the membership organization representing local domestic violence victim service providers throughout the state.


 End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the leading voice for victims of domestic abuse in Wisconsin. At End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, we educate shelter and program volunteers and advocates, law enforcement, legislators, and community members to provide safety and support to survivors. We strive to shift Wisconsin from the attitudes and beliefs that cause domestic violence to values of mutual respect and equality, and we partner with communities in the effort to prevent and end domestic abuse.
We encourage reporters to include the National Domestic Violence Hotline number [1−800−799−SAFE(7233)] in their stories for victims who need help.  A list of local Wisconsin domestic violence victim service providers can be found at


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