Tag: Racial equality

November 19, 2015 3:07 PM

Like many of you, I often head off to work in the morning taking the dreaded Beltline (if ever there was a more compelling reason to take the bus, this is prima facie proof)!  Since I am typically in the office downtown between 6:30-7:00 a.m., traffic flow is not at gridlock (yet) and I … [read more]

October 27, 2015 2:30 PM

MPD was honored to host Bryan Stevenson who spoke to our recruit class on Monday, October 26.  Stevenson is a New York Times Bestselling author of Just Mercy, a book which also won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.  Stevenson was in Madison to accept the … [read more]

October 20, 2015 3:29 PM

Issues of racial disparity in Dane County have been well-chronicled.  Whether the context be education, economics or the criminal justice system, the sad fact remains that people of color are starkly impacted.  In the near future, an  ad hoc committee convened by the City will … [read more]

June 2, 2015 2:29 PM

Last Friday night (5/29), I was one of literally hundreds of individuals who had the opportunity to listen to Reverend Dr. Alex Gee, Jr. at the Alliant Energy Center.  For those who have not had the chance to listen to the oratory of Gee, make a point of putting it on your bucket list as he … [read more]

October 3, 2014 8:49 AM

Over the past several years in early October, the YWCA organizes and hosts a conference exploring racial justice issues in our society.  At last year’s conference, the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families released their much discussed “Race to Equity” report.  Over the past year, the … [read more]

June 2, 2014 11:23 AM

Earlier this year the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families released a report on "Race to Equity" which showed some staggering statistics about racial disparities in Dane County.  In addition to this report, Rev. Dr. Alexander Gee, Jr.'s "Justified Anger" story that ran in the Capital … [read more]

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