On Wednesday, February 4th, Race to Equity Project Director Erica Nelson was a moderator in a forum of Mayoral Candidates for the city of Madison. The forum included leaders from other community organizations, and focused on issues of equity and racial disparity. To see highlights of the forum, click here.
In this Isthmus article, Ruth Conniff, editor of The Progressive, gives an overview of how various community organizations are targeting racial disparities in Madison. Read the article here.
Jaimes Johnson, board member for Community Shares of Wisconsin, recently wrote an op-ed outlining how grassroots work can be used to achieve racial equity. Read the article here.
The December 2014 issue of Madison Magazine includes an article that tells the story of Daishon Boyd, a 14-year old boy who shared his experiences growing up Black in Madison. In addition to Daishon’s story, the article features spotlights on children of color in our community with other racial identities, such as Hmong and Latino. […]
Paul Soglin, Madison Mayor, has acknowledged “undeniable challenges” of poverty and equity in Madison. A recent article in the Wisconsin State Journal highlighted the mayor’s priorities and outlined his plans to help achieve equity in our community. To read the article, follow this link.
In a recent article published in The Capital Times, journalist Paul Fanlund offered his opinions on the connections that can be drawn between our community and the community in Ferguson, Missouri. “In recent months, I’ve spent more time listening to African-Americans speak about racial disparities here, individually and in groups, than in all my previous […]
On November 21st 2014, Race to Equity Project Director Erica Nelson was part of a panel discussion on advancing equity through community funding. To read more about the event, click here. To watch a video of the event, click here.
On August 6th, 2014, Race to Equity staff gave a presentation to the UW Depratment of Family Medicine. A video of this presentation was recently made available by the department.
First Wave, a program sponsored by UW’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives which offers competitive full-ride scholarships to young spoken word poets and hip hop artists, held its annual “Passing the Mic” showcase this weekend. This year’s showcase featured several pieces written by students in reaction to the release of the Race to Equity report. […]
Congratulations to David Reeves, Alyssa Ivy, and Synovia Knox , winners of the 2014-2015 Race to Equity Scholarship Competition. These three bright young individuals submitted personal essays about what equity means to them in order to be selected for our scholarship. At Race to Equity, we are always excited to help future community leaders with […]