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RID RACISM MILWAUKEE

(Formerly, the Intergenerational-Interracial Community Connection - SEWIICC)

No. 52 - December 2014

 

In this issue

Three honored for racial justice work

'Spirit of Nonprofit Sector' awards to be presented

Races differ greatly on guilt in Ferguson shooting

City ranks "9th worst" in key statistics on crime

Freedom awards given minority leaders

Even parents can benefit from Head Start participation

NFL bans 'n' word; yet its use continues

 

 

 

Racist issues seem to dominate the news these days; this disturbing situation dramatizes how important it is to open up more dialogue. 

What is most revealing is that recent polls have show a growing divergence between how whites and blacks view the current episodes, namely the response to the seeming plethora of police shootings of African-American men -- including the killing of Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee's Red Arrow park last spring.  See below.

Rid Racism Milwaukee will seek to build dialogue in the coming year that we hope will assist in building understanding.  Our first dialogue will be a program at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 featuring a discussion on the life and legacy of Dr. James Cameron who survived a lynching in 1930 and founded the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum, now being continued as an online resource.  Details on this and other 2015 programs will be announced soon.

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Rid Racism Milwaukee welcomes everyone to join with us in our effort to build a strong, peaceful community with respect for all races and generations.  Send us an email with your name, affiliation and email address to sewiicc@gmail.com.

 

Thank you,  

 

Dan Folkman, coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 Three Milwaukeeans honored for leadership
at YWCA's Racial Justice event
 

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Donna Hietpas

Three persons won YWCA Racial Justice awards at the agency's "Evening to Promote Racial Justice" program Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Potawatomi Center.

Julian Bond, whose advocacy for civil rights goes back 50 years, spoke at the event. Bond became active as a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

 

Awards were presented to three community leaders: 

2014 Award in Racial Justice to Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological ethics, Marquette University

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Rev. Massingale

 

Empowering Women Award to Donna Hietpas, senior

program director, Benedict Center; and

Bright Futures Award to Soreh Milchtein, Nicolet High School

 

To view the program for the evening and read the biographies of the award winnners, click here.  

 

 

 

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The 20th year of the Spirit of the Nonprofit Sector celebration were held Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Italian Community Center.  The event was presented by the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee to showcase the great work of nonprofit organizations. 


The Nonprofit Excellence Awards highlight innovation and exceptional organizational performance to 2014 award winners in five categories: Congratulations to the 2014 award winners:

Board Governance ~ Meta House 

Collaboration ~ Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County for the

Excellence in Collaboration Award sponsored by U.S. Bank

Community Organizing ~ League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County 

Diversity ~ Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers 

Fiscal Integrity ~ SaintA 

 

 

 

BrownRecent poll shows wide difference between races on shooting in Ferguson, Missouri 

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Demonstrators protest shooting of Michael Brown

   


A recent poll showed just how widely opinions vary on the issues of the day between whites and African-Americans and other minorities in our nations.

FERGUSON SHOOTING.  Whites overwhelmingly think Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown, shouldn't face charges, by 68-23 percent. But Latinos lean toward charges by 50-44 percent, and African-Americans think by 75-14 percent that he should be charged.  See survey by McClatchy-Marist Poll. 

 

 

 

Milwaukee ranks as 9th 'worst' city in nation 

in violent crime statistics, report says 

 

Milwaukee is the 9th "worst" city in the nation when it comes to violent crime.

So says the 24/7 Wall Street, an online newsletter.  To identify the most dangerous cities in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates among the nation's cities with populations of 100,000 or more from the FBI's 2013 Uniform Crime Report. Property crime rates also came from the FBI's report. 

Detroit ranked as the worst, followed in order by Oakland, Memphis, St. Louis, Cleveland, Little Rock, Baltimore, Rockford, Milwaukee and Birmingham.  See more.

 

 

 

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Suzan Harjo

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Patsy Mink

Hawaiian American, Native American and Latino leaders win Freedom Awards

 

Three of this year's winners of the Presidential Medals of Freedom are people of color who have been pioneers in the fight for diversity. 

National Public Radio says that the three made their mark on the political stage helping to mold policies in support of equal rights.  They include:

 

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Edward Roybal

Suzan Shown Harjo,

who is Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, has long been an advocate for Native American rights.

 

Patsy Mink, 

who was one of the nation's leading Hawaiian Americans, fought for rights of minorities both as a U.S. Senator and Congressperson from Hawaii.


 

Edward Roybal was a groundbreaking politician who became a role model for a generation of Latino elected officials and was the founding chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.


 

Read about these pioneers in diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

New study shows parents can benefit from their youngster's participation in Head Start 

 

Northwestern University researchers have published a study on Head Start's impact on parents' educational achievement, Dave Edie reports in anewsletter from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.

Researchers Terri Sabol and Lindsay Chase-Lansdale used data from the Head Start Impact Study to ask: "If children are randomly to Head Start, do their parents advance their own education?" The results are encouraging for parents, especially African American parents and for parents who have some post-secondary education but no degree. It shows the potential of Head Start as a two-generation intervention, helping both the kids and their moms. According to Chase-Lansdale, "This study illustrates great potential for Head Start programs to be a platform for expanding parents' own education opportunities."  click here.

 

 

 

NFL's banning of the n-word finds ruling 

running up against growing use of it 

 

This season, the National Football League is attempting the impossible, a reasoned but dubious mission that has already tripped up an institution as venerable as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored

People, municipalities as large as New York City and countless parents of teenagers across the land. The goal: banning the n-word within the chalk-lined borders of its purview.

 

As with the previous attempts, the NFL's "zero tolerance" policy - which gives referees leeway to issue a 15-yard penalty for a first offense and ejection for a second - comes with good intentions: to establish a field of play free of the most racially charged word in American history.  Read More

 


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RID RACISM MILWAUKEE (formerly the Southeast Wisconsin Intergenerational-Interracial Community Connection (SEWIICC)) is a coalition of nonprofit organizations and individuals working to address racism in Milwaukee by involving all races and generations in dialogue and action.  The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee is a member of the coalition.  

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