Posts Tagged ‘racial disparities’

Black History for a New Day

By Phil Haslanger   Over the course of three evenings in Justified Anger’s “Black History for a New Day,” I ventured into the west African coast prior to the beginnings of the slave trade. Then the Portuguese launched what would become a huge – and immoral – enterprise in collusion with African rulers.   I…

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Butterfly

By Harry Hawkins Transformations are happening all around us. The winter grays are disappearing, replaced by the blues of springs. The grass shakes off the dull brown of winter in exchange for vibrant greens. The same type of life changing transformations is happening with our students through the leadership of Ozanne Anderson in our ACE…

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What’s Happening with Justified Anger?

by Erika Monroe-Kane How have you been affected by race relations? This was the conversation starter that a crowd of over a hundred considered at the beginning of the Justified Anger Update on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The group of predominately white community members came to hear about the progress of the past year and…

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Justified Anger at the YWCA Racial Justice Summit

by Phil Haslanger When Patrick Yates and Karen Reece joined some 600 people at the YWCA’s Racial Justice Summit at the end of September, they were making one of those connections that help Justified Anger work with the wider community to move the needle on the racial disparities in the Madison area. Yates is the…

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TDS Telecom and Justified Anger Team Up for a Powerful Urban Impact Loaned Executive #mobilizemadison

For Immediate Release MADISON, Wis. (February 11, 2016) — Justified Anger, an African American-led, community-implemented initiative to reduce racial disparities in Dane County, is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Yates as director of Program Growth and Community Engagement. Yates, a 23-year employee of TDS Telecom will split his time between TDS and Justified…

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What’s New in ‘Our Madison’ Focus Areas: Family and Community Wellness

Justified Anger – UW-Madison Community and Environmental Sociology Partnership This partnership ran in 2015. Karen Reece, interim project manager of Justified Anger, and Randy Stoecker, UW professor, worked with 19 students from the Community and Environmental Sociology capstone class to do research for each of the Justified Anger focus areas:  incarceration, family and community wellness,…

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Justified Anger Progress Report

Though things may have been quiet in the papers we have been hard at work. This has been a season of listening, planning, recruiting and organizing. I sense the community’s impatience at the speed of our progress; however, quick fixes to century-old issues never last. The communities most impacted by the devastating racial disparities are asking…

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A Tale of Two Madisons.

Madison ranked most livable mid-size city in the U.S. – Wisconsin State Journal As a lifelong resident of Madison, it does my heart good to hear good things about my community. As a lifelong African American resident of Madison, I read headlines like these with a great deal of cynicism and frustration. I wonder, which Madison…

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