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.
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 […]
New Report Shows Wisconsin in Need of Dramatic Improvement on Racial Equity As the United States continues to become a more diverse nation, much work remains to be done toward ensuring that all children, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have the opportunity to thrive. And Wisconsin has more work
In a recent interview with The Cap Times, our Project Director Erica Nelson expressed her personal motivations to reduce racial disparities. Erica discussed her desires to build a brighter future for her own children and for other children of color in both our community and across Wisconsin. Read the full text of the interview here.
On October 2nd 2013, the Race to Equity project released our baseline report on racial disparities in Dane County. Watch a video of Project staff Erica Nelson and Torry Winn presenting the report at the 2013 YWCA Racial Justice summit here. Video courtesy of YWCA Madison and Madison City Channel.