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 […]
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. […]
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.