CommUnity Conversation: Sustained Engagement for Racial Justice

This event has passed.

@ 12:00 pm CDT - 2:00 pm CDT

A recording of this virtual convening is available on the CommNS Facebook page.

Click here to read more about the event.

This CommUnity Conversation was co-hosted by the CommNS and EQT by Design. The discussion was organized around the following key themes:

I. Learning about efforts in the field and sources for self-education
II. Taking care of ourselves and others
III. Exerting influence in our spheres: family, friends, community, networks
IV. Supporting organizations and change agents
V. Actions should we each take, immediately, and planning for the future
VI. Sustainability, and what is needed to stay engaged

Speakers included:

  • Felicia Pulliam, commissioner, Ferguson Commission
  • Stephen Danley, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden University
  • Tarah Stangler, undergraduate student, UW-Madison
  • Lisa Bellanger, Anishinabe Ojibwa Teacher and Activist
  • Langston Evans, AVID Coordinator, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD)
  • Karen Reece Phiffer, VP of Research and Education, Nehemiah Community Development Corporation
  • Ruby Bafu, PhD Candidate, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology
  • Eric S. Upchurch II, Impact and Wellbeing Coach, Opportunity Inc.
  • Rosa Thompson, Founder of Black Girl Magic and Advanced Learning Teacher Leader at MMSD
  • Corinda Rainey-Moore, Community  Outreach Coordinator, Kids Forward
  • Precious Woodley, Teacher, One City Schools
  • Nasra Wehele, Board Member for the Morgridge Center, Downtown Rotary Club, and Boys and Girls Club of Dane County