Tag: Racial Disparities

February 28, 2019 3:39 PM

Madison was recently recognized as a best city for breastfeeding moms, alongside San Francisco, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, and Washington D.C. The designation highlights the Madison city breastfeeding ordinance that fines people for interfering with breastfeeding in private or public … [read more]

January 22, 2019 1:59 PM

It was an honor to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and be part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian and Emerging Leaders award presentation this week. Pictured above are this year's recipients, Anthony Cooper and Shayla Glass with State Representative Shelia Stubbs and me. Anthony … [read more]

April 27, 2018 2:00 PM

I am delighted that I will be able to join hundreds of area residents at this year’s Nan Cheney March for Justice Award presentation on Thursday, May 3 at Monona Terrace. The event, sponsored by Forward Community Investments gets underway at 5:00 p.m. This year's recipient is Will … [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]

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 can … [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]

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]