Meet the Community Leaders Working Towards Peace and Justice in Most Incarcerated Zip Code in America
The Amani Community in the 53206 zip code of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has gained national attention for being the most incarcerated zip code in America. This predominantly Black community has faced systemic issues of poverty, lack of access to resources, and over-policing, resulting in high rates of incarceration and a loss of hope for many residents. However, community leaders in Amani are working tirelessly to change this narrative and secure peace for their neighborhood.
These leaders are reimagining their relationship with the state and advocating for policies that prioritize restorative justice and community-building rather than punitive measures. They are also working to address the root causes of crime, such as lack of economic opportunity and inadequate access to education and healthcare.
Meet the community leaders of the Amani Community. By engaging in dialogue and supporting their initiatives, we can help create a better future for all residents of Amani and beyond.Book experience