WISC Editorial Agenda 2018: Overture’s spotlight

WISC Editorial Agenda 2018: Overture’s spotlight

There are many entry points to the culture change required to build a truly inclusive economy in Madison, and one of them is recognizing the achievements of our fellow citizens of color.

That simple act, of acknowledging professional success, personal and civic contributions, can change perceptions and hasten inclusion.

Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts has become an extremely effective and inspirational agent for such change in our community. Its outreach, combined with its celebration of the talents of all artists and students, is making a difference.

This Saturday afternoon, Overture is hosting an event celebrating the work of photographer Amadou Kromah, a graduating senior at La Follette High School and an up-and-coming star. Speakers besides Kromah include Urban League CEO Ruben Anthony, Frances Huntley-Cooper from the NAACP, and UW Chief of Pediatric Cardiology Dr. J. Carter Ralphe.

What a great example of culture change, by one of Madison’s greatest cultural assets.

WISC Editorial Agenda 2018: Overture’s spotlight