Last Saturday, September 16th, Rev. Dr. Gee participated on a panel titled, “Moving Past Fear – How to Talk about Race in All Your Spaces,” which focused on the challenges to discussing race in public spaces and strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Dr. Gee has some specific thoughts and reflections on the experience and conversation afterwards…

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By Phil Haslanger They came from many different segments of the Madison area, from different generations, from different geographic places, most of them white, all of them interested in rooting themselves in a view of history that could help explain the present and change the future. About 150 people gathered each week during the Spring…

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Please read Rev. Gee’s open letter to the UW about the racist Halloween costume at Saturday’s football game vs. Nebraska.  Please help up get the message to UW-Madison that this must be taken seriously by emailing or calling the Chancellor’s office and the Athletics office. You can email Chancellor Rebecca Blank at: chancellor@news.wisc.edu, and email Athletic…

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by Phil Haslanger Often, connecting starts with little things. Finding the adults in the neighborhood who are trying to keep peace on the streets and then offering them support in their efforts. Helping a group of black women in the neighborhood and a group of white women at a church in the area figure out…

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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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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 – 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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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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