Race to Equity is aware of the conversations that have taken place over the last three weeks regarding our report on racial disparities in Dane County and in response to a statement that was made at the Board of Estimates meeting by the Mayor two weeks ago. Subsequently, Race to Equity participated in a meeting […]
Do you support the work of the Race to Equity Project? Are you interested in contributing to this work? Do you know how to code? Are you familiar with API, and scrapping data from public sources? If you can answer yes to each of these questions, Race to Equity is looking for you!
Today, Race to Equity is releasing its preliminary compilation of over 125 racial equity initiatives that have been implemented throughout Dane County since the release of the Race to Equity Baseline Report. The list is comprised of initiatives developed by the Madison and Dane County governments, non-profit organizations, schools, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the private […]
Race to Equity invites our supporters to follow Madison365, a new media outlet created to serve Madison’s communities of color. Below is a description taken from their Facebook page: “Madison365 is a nonprofit new media enterprise intended to keep Greater Madison’s communities of color informed, and to report news from their perspective. We will ensure […]
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Race to Equity Project are pleased to announce the availability of two “Race to Equity” scholarships. One $1000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two students graduating from a Dane County high school in the spring of 2016 who plan to enroll in […]
The Race to Equity Project is deeply saddened by the news that Tony Robinson, a 19 year old African American male, was shot and killed by a Madison police officer. Tony was a loving son, brother and valued friend. He recently graduated, ahead of schedule, from Sun Prairie High School with plans to attend Madison […]
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. […]