breaking the cycle

Free Community Screening

Break the Cycle: The Power of Food to Interrupt the Revolving Door of Prisons


Monday, April 24, 2017
5:00 PM
1106 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Ave. (map)


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:30 - 6:30 PM
UW South Madison Partnership
Villager Mall
2312 South Park St. (map)


Watch a video from the April 24 event

This documentary film screening examines the interconnections between race, mass incarceration and urban agriculture. The April 24 event included a panel discussion, and the May 2 event featured a conversation facilitated by Fabu Phillis Carter.

Building Food Justice Capacity in South Madison is a four-year community-university partnership that uses food as a strategy to break cycles of systematic incarceration of minorities by our criminal justice system. The partnership asks the question: How could improving healthy food access in South Madison simultaneously facilitate effective reentry for formerly incarcerated people?

Cinematography and Editor: Nyal Mueenuddin
Producers: Mattie Naythons, Jamie Trapp, Katie Faryniarz, Mackenzie Marcus, and Carrie Lierl

April 24 panel discussion participants

Anthony Cooper, Sr., Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership and Development
Carmella Glenn, Just Bakery, Madison Urban Ministry
Alfonso Morales, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Robert Pierce, Neighborhood Food Solutions
Dadit Hidayat (facilitator), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Funding provided by

Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment

Co-sponsored By:

Kaufman Lab, Urban and Regional Planning
Neighborhood Food Solutions
Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development
UW Office of Community Relations