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Race to Equity Releases List of Racial Equity Initiatives

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 […]

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Our Statement on the Death of Tony Robinson

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 […]

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Race to Equity co-sponsor of Madison Mayoral Forum

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.

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A Kid at the Crossroads

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. […]

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“Ferguson makes us think about Madison’s black-white divide”

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 […]

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