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 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This project explores how real-life narratives describing Black motherhood can offer more complex models of mothering from the margins than 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.