MPTV Events

4th Street Forum - "Civil Rights Today and Martin Luther King'sVision"

Thursday, April 4, 2013 / 12:00 pm

4th Street Forum -

Join the MPTV audience at Historic Turner Hall.

1034 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee WI.

It has been forty-five years since the death of Martin Luther King. Were his dreams for equality and human rights achieved? What are the most pressing civil rights issues today?

Vice President of Community Partnerships for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.


RICK ESENBERG, JD is the founder, current president, and general counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. The Institute concentrates on Wisconsin's ongoing debate regarding the role of government in society as well as issues supporting individual liberty. Mr. Esenberg is a frequent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist.

R.L. McNEELY, PhD, JD is a professor emeritus of social welfare at UW-Milwaukee. He is also a practicing attorney at Midwest Legal Services in Germantown. Professor McNeely is a member of the Milwaukee NAACP's Executive Committee. He is the co-author of the 2011 report for the Milwaukee NAACP that detailed the plight of Milwaukee's minority population.

PAULA PENEBAKER is president and CEO of YWCA Southeast Wisconsin. The YWCA has set up a racial justice program called "Unlearning Racism." This program explores the roots and impact of racism on the community, and it shows participants how to take action against racism.

Here's where to go to attend Wisconsin's only weekly TV program taped in front of an audience: 1034 N. 4th Street, 2nd floor (Main entrance across from the Bradley Center on 4th with elevator access off the parking lot on 4th and Highland.)

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The forums are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or buy it there. Come with a friend and join the conversation.

CAN'T ATTEND? Watch on Milwaukee Public Television, Channel 36.1 - Friday, 9 PM and Sunday, 9 AM or at