On the afternoon of May 30, 2020, a crowd of thousands gathered at the top of State Street to protest the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson and countless other Black people that had been killed, primarily by police, the last several years. The protesters walked around the Capitol Square, headed down East Washington Avenue, and on to Williamson Street, where Robinson was shot in 2015 by a Madison police officer. We talked to six Madisonians about their take on this momentous time, and how we can move forward - with solidarity - as a city, and as a nation.
Green Bay Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and his wife, Laurie, donate $250,000 to social justice organizations in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison
The Green Bay Packers on Wednesday announced that the organization is donating two player-directed $125,000 grants, one to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and one to Sherman Phoenix, as part of the team's ongoing pledge to support social justice and racial equality in Wisconsin communities. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and his wife, Laurie, will be matching the effort through a $250,000 donation of their own to social justice organizations: $100,000 to #ConnectMilwaukee, and $50,000 each to Maroon Calabash in Milwaukee, We All Rise in Green Bay, and Urban Triage in Madison.
Urban Triage, Inc. (UT) is proud to present Thriving Through Adversity, a collection of programming and workshops dedicated to a bold approach of supporting and advocating for Black families in the City of Madison during the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with Madison Metropolitan School District.
In partnership with Madison Metropolitan School District Black Excellence Think Tank and Urban Triage, we are proud to present Thriving Through Adversity, a collection of workshops focused around a bold approach to supporting and advocating for black families in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Each of the 15 organizations have been inundated with urgent requests for assistance that far exceed their individual capacities. The funds will be divided evenly among each organization to serve individuals and families in their areas of expertise. The collaborative will connect individuals and families directly to organizations that can best meet their needs as well as coordinate to provide wrap around services efficiently.
Urban Triage featured in the Cap Times for co-hosting panel with First Unitarian Society, the Community Response team and several members of the Building Capacity to Protect Black Children.
Urban Triage featured in Madison365 for its innovative approach to combating racial inequity.