Race to Equity: Reducing Racial Disparities in Dane County
In 2013, the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families presented Race to Equity: a Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County at the YWCA Madison Racial Justice Summit. This report shines a light on our community’s profound racial disparities in health, education, child welfare, criminal justice, education, and employment, and left many wondering, what’s next? What can we do to narrow these disparities and help Dane County become a stronger, more racially equitable place to live for all of its residents? The recent tragic death of Tony Robinson has lent even greater urgency to these questions.
To help the Jewish community further its understanding of these issues, the Jewish Congregations for Social Justice* have invited Race to Equity report co-author Erica Nelson to present these findings and talk about developments since that time. Ms. Nelson is the Project Director for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families’ Race to Equity Project, as well as a public interest lawyer and child welfare advocate.
In addition to sharing the results of her research, Ms. Nelson will talk about some of the steps the faith community can take to narrow racial disparities in our community and across Wisconsin. We hope that this will be the beginning of a much more intensive conversation and education.
Please join us for this important event
You can download the Race to Equity report at racetoequity.net.
* The Jewish Congregations for Social Justice is a joint social action project of Beth Israel Center, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, and Temple Beth El with support from the Jewish Federation of Madison. For more information, please see our website at jewishcongregationsforsocialjustice.org.
Sponsor: Jewish Congregations for Social Justice: Beth Israel Center, Shaarei Shamayim, & Temple Beth El.