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Tag: Racial Disparities

March 8, 2016 11:14 AM

Recently I joined 100 Black Men of Madison President, Dr. Floyd Rose; Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Cheatham; United Way of Dane County President and CEO, Renee Moe; Police Chief Mike Koval; County Executive Joe Parisi; Journey Mental Health Executive Director, … [read more]

January 15, 2016 2:51 PM

Following recent Common Council action, the City's first Equitable Workforce Plan is going into effect.  This plan, which replaces the Affirmative Action Plan, intends to expand the City's efforts beyond simply meeting workforce goals, in order to create an environment where all employees … [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 … [read more]

June 10, 2015 11:30 AM

Recently I was joined by MMSD Superintendent Cheatham, Judge Koval, Chief Koval, District Attorney Ozanne, Sheriff Mahoney, Alder Bidar-Sielaff, Dr. Ruben Anthony, Dr. Jerlando Jackson, Dr. John Odom, and Mr. Everett Mitchell on behalf of UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to release the My … [read more]

January 27, 2015 4:09 PM

Thank you to all of you who encouraged others to participate or participated directly in the My Brother’s Keeper Youth Survey. As you may recall from blog posts in November ( http://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/blog/?Id=6180 ) ( http://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/blog/?Id=6222 ) the My … [read more]

November 25, 2014 11:59 AM

I was pleased with the progress we made at the My Brother’s Keeper Local Action Summit, held recently at the United Way of Dane County. As you may know, the My Brother’s Keeper project is a challenge issued to municipalities by President Barack Obama focused on opening opportunities and … [read more]

October 2, 2013 4:12 PM

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has completed its much awaited report Race to Equity:A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County. The report confirms we have a lot of challenges as we work to improve our community for everyone. This study confirms … [read more]

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