First Wave poets highlight Race to Equity report in performances

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. […]

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Congratulations to Race to Equity Scholarship Winners

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 […]

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2014 YWCA Racial Justice Summit

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.

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Paving a Better Road to Success for ALL Children :

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

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Interview with Erica Nelson, Project Director

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.

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Baseline Report Presentation

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.

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