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Fall Programming - Bridges and Bikes: Spectacles of Solidarity, Milwaukee's Overpass Light Brigade and Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race in a Global Context

Join Lane Hall, Professor of English and co-founder of the Overpass Light Brigade, and Chris Fons, MPS Teacher and co-founder of the Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race for an exploration of local-to-global connections in citizen activism with an emphasis on how these movements represent a response to austerity policies here and abroad.


Lane Hall
Lane Hall
Professor of English and co-founder, Overpass Light Bridgade

Lane Hall is a multi-media artist, writer and professor in the Department of English at UW-Milwaukee. He has been active in the recent labor struggles in Wisconsin, and has written extensively about pragmatic activism. He was a founding member of the Playground Legends PAC which focussed on voter enfranchisement  in some of Milwaukee's African American neighborhoods, and has more recently co-founded the Overpass Light Brigade (OLB) which is a direct action group aimed at DIY political messaging, visibility, and the creation of community through the power of play.  His art installations have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Shanghai World Expo, the Field Museum, The Science Gallery in Dublin,  and - most recently - Eyebeam in NYC, and OLB images and videos have been widely, and at times, virally, disseminated throughout the web and other media sources. 

More information about the Overpass Light Brigade can be found at:




Chris Fons
MPS Teacher and co-founder, Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race


Center for International Education

October 22, 2013
5:00pm - 6:30pm
UWM Student Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E Kenwood Ave
Milwaukee ,WI 53211
General Public: $0
IWA Member: $0
All Area Student & UWM Community Members: $0