WISC EDITORIAL AGENDA 2014 – ONE MADISON/ 50 YEARS
OF CIVIL RIGHTS
Next week, and next Wednesday in particular, there
are a couple of community events that are particularly
relevant in light of our ongoing community conversation
about racial disparities outlined in the Race to Equity
We’ll talk about the White Privilege Conference tomorrow.
But today we want you to know about the day-long conference
on the UW campus, “A Nation Still Under Construction:
Observing the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights
We appreciate the UW committing its resources, human
and otherwise, to this part of our nation’s history
that is, as the conference title points out, still
The topics and expert panelists speak to the contemporary
relevance of the discussion.
At the same time we appreciate having 90-year-old
Wisconsin civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips deliver
The first African-American woman to graduate from
the UW Law School and serve as Wisconsin Secretary
of State is a towering figure in Wisconsin history.
The seminar is next Wednesday at Union South.
There is much to be done.