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How do we improve the socio-economic conditions of inner cities in North America? In a recent article written by Scott Calvert in the Wall Street Journal, Milwaukee was listed as one of four major cities that have experienced a return to murder rates not seen since the 1990’s – this happening while crime nationally is approaching an all-time low. 

How are we to deal with a combination of sky-rocketing murder rates and vitriolic dialogue between those with opposing views? In this luncheon lecture Ismael Hernandez, of the Freedom and Virtue Institute, will discuss how fragile urban infrastructures are often vulnerable to patterns that impede human flourishing. As a solution, he presents an alternate vision for personal and communal uplift based on local entrepreneurial initiative. 

We hope you are able to attend this free lunch event at the University Club of Milwaukee on Thursday, November 9th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm.


Ismael Hernandez

Ismael Hernandez is the founder and Executive Director of the Freedom & Virtue Institute. Ismael grew up in a communist household and joined the Socialist Party of Puerto Rico. Eventually, he surrendered Marxism and embraced free markets. He has an MA in Political Science and served for 15 years in inner-city Catholic ministry in SW Florida. In 2016, Ismael wrote his first book, Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America—published by the Acton Institute. Ismael Hernandez currently lives in Fort Myers with his wife and three children.

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University Club of Milwaukee
924 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States


Thursday, November 9th from 12:00pm – 1:30 pm.

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