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 […]
WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio interviewed Project Director Erica Nelson on the anniversary of the release of our baseline report. Listen to the interview below.
Check out our new toolkit for conversation, released in conjunction with YWCA Madison at the 2014 Racial Justice Summit. The toolkit offers facilitation assistance to school, faith, and community groups interested in discussing Race to Equity data and/or narrowing racial disparities in their organizations. We’re very excited to share this toolkit with the community! You […]
The 2014 YWCA Racial Justice Summit will mark the one year anniversary of the release of Race to Equity’s baseline report. Check out WORT 89.9 Community Radio’s edition of “A Public Affair” which highlights what will be in store for this year’s conference.
Channel 3000 WISC-TV’s Neil Heinen delivered this video editorial in response to Madison once again being promoted as a great place to live. The ranking he is referring to is Madison’s supposed status as one of the most livable cities in the United States. Heinen argues that this distinction leaves out the experiences of minority […]