Posts Tagged ‘madison’

Dantrell Cotton – An Encounter with Whiteness

  This week, we have a blog coming from a recent University of Wisconsin-Madison Master’s Graduate. Dantrell Cotton spent 7 years in Madison attending UW obtaining both his Bachelors in Community and Environmental Sociology and Masters in Environment and Resources degrees. Dantrell also participated in Nehemiah as the Choir Director and an Empowerment Coach for…

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Groans and Birthpains

  3 years ago Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Mo. 3 years ago we witnessed the divide of a nation, the exasperation of a people. Is today different? Have we learned anything from the past 3 years? I recently read an excerpt from Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings” and…

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Walk a Mile

By Harry Hawkins Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Personal responsibility. These are some of the phrases that often come up when whites in Madison and elsewhere talk about the symptoms of racial disparities and the racism that spawned it. The idea is that the problems many African Americans face are self-inflicted, and as such,…

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Five generations enrich Madison

Five generations enrich Madison By Phil Haslanger   It’s a family whose life in Madison stretches across five generations, across almost a century. It’s a family whose work has touched health care and business, education and public safety, church and culture. It’s a family whose matriarch came to Madison and did domestic work and who…

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Join us May 29: Celebrate “Our Madison”

Please join the Justified Anger Coalition on Friday, May 29 2015 from 6-8pm at the Alliant Energy Center for the unveiling of “Our Madison Plan.” The evening will include: Refreshments Live Music from Neo-soul Band, KinFolK Justified Anger Framework Roll-out Collaboration Opportunities A Call To Action This reception, celebration and assembling of allies will be a call…

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