Khary Penebaker

Khary Penebaker is a husband, father, and successful businessman who isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right. His strong moral values have served him well and shaped him into the tenacious leader he is today. After completing his bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee, he embarked upon a successful, nearly twenty-year-long career in the roofing industry. He currently serves as President of Roofed Right America. In 2016, Penebaker challenged incumbent Jim Sensenbrenner for his Congressional seat. His campaign highlighted issues of education, jobs and public safety. When he was 20 months old, Khary’s mother shot and killed herself when she was only 27. Khary’s mother’s gun suicide is what sparked his advocacy with gun violence prevention. Additionally, he has been actively involved with education, from his own children’s educational achievements to worker skill training, as well as being a strong champion for women’s reproductive rights. Khary is a proud board member of Planned Parenthood of WI and WAVE (WI Anti-Violence Effort) and is Everytown for Gun Safety‘s WI’s Survivor Fellow.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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