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Tag: Awareness

November 28, 2017 10:39 AM

In the five years since the attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, where a White Supremacist gunman killed six innocent people and wounded others, there have been lots of positive changes. The founder of the hate group and a victim's son have joined together to help promote the United Against … [read more]

June 6, 2017 12:22 PM

Please make plans to attend Safety Saturday 2017. The event offers children and families the opportunity to learn injury and harm prevention through interactive displays and exhibits. More than 30 community partners to include many city agencies will set-up along East and West Mifflin … [read more]

January 25, 2017 3:10 PM

Dozens of area residents are working with Madison Alder Samba Baldeh and other leaders to prepare for this Sunday's Community Forum Know Your Rights, United We Stand at Monona Terrace. I encourage everyone to join us, to listen, learn, build community, and support each other. See you … [read more]

November 23, 2016 11:14 AM

At last night’s City Council meeting myself and the Common Council proclaimed that the fourth Friday of November be known as Ho-Chunk Day. I presented them with their proclamation and they gifted the City a beautiful shawl. The Ho-Chunk people are descendants of the effigy mound builders who … [read more]

November 16, 2016 3:17 PM

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Otis Redding, Henrique Nardi, a Brazilian-born Madison artist, along with artists Cyla Costa and Jackson Alves, created a mural honoring the legacy of the musician. The mural reads “Try a Little Tenderness,” one of Redding’s songs, in … [read more]

October 20, 2016 9:55 AM

Part of what makes Madison so special is our deep commitment to the arts and our compassion and understanding for the most vulnerable. It is embedded in our history, our university, and our culture. As a City, we believe that none have a voice unless all have a voice, and that means … [read more]

October 14, 2016 4:37 PM

This week we received a visit here at the City of Madison Mayor’s Office from Ms.Opal Lee, the 90 year old woman who is traveling toward Washington, D.C. Juneteenth, is the holiday that celebrates when the last American slaves were freed. She is trying to bring awareness to her efforts on … [read more]

June 18, 2015 12:01 PM

I encourage all Madison area residents to join in the upcoming Juneteenth Celebration this weekend. Although the original Juneteenth was celebrated in Texas 150 years ago, the Madison tradition began here in the early 1990's. Annie Weatherby-Flowers, a dedicated City of Madison employee has been … [read more]

March 26, 2015 11:21 AM

If you’re looking for an alternative to tonight’s basketball game, join me for a screening of the movie Food Chains at the Monona Terrace at 6 pm. The movie examines the plight of tomato farm laborers in Florida in an agricultural system dominated by large retailers and fast food restaurants. … [read more]

March 11, 2015 3:10 PM

March 10th, 2015 marked the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising. I joined several supporters in front of City Hall to commemorate the occasion. 56 years ago yesterday the people of Tibet bravely rose against the Communist Chinese Regimen. Every year on this anniversary we … [read more]

February 9, 2015 2:57 PM

You may have heard about the new app recently launched in a collaborative effort between Madison Fire Department, Meriter Hospital, Dane County, and the City of Madison. It is a lifesaver, literally! You can learn all of the details here, but basically"PulsePoint" is an app that connects … [read more]

February 4, 2015 10:51 AM

You may have seen Janetta Pegues, the new Goodman South Madison Library Supervisor on Channel 15 news recently discussing all that the Madison Public Library is doing to celebrate Black History Month.  At the South Madison location, Janetta has created a black history display including library … [read more]

January 21, 2015 3:02 PM

On Monday, I joined hundreds from throughout Dane County in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday at the Overture Center for Arts for the 30th Annual Madison and Dane County Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Ceremony. At the ceremony, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and I … [read more]

November 6, 2014 11:07 AM

Recently, I joined Madison Metro General Manager, Chuck Kamp for a press conference to encourage safe use of Madison streets. With cars, buses, bicycles, and pedestrian traffic, it is essential to practice safe habits when sharing the roads. The press conference included surveillance footage … [read more]

October 16, 2014 10:26 AM

Those of you that have passed by the Madison Municipal Building at night may have noticed its pink glow. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we switched out the white lights for some pink ones. I would like to thank Engineering staff for accommodating this request so quickly. While … [read more]

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