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An Evening to Promote Racial Justice

December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Registration for the 14th Annual An Evening to Promote Racial Justice is now closed!

Keynote Speaker: Symone D. Sanders
Keynote Address Topic: “Women Behind Campaigns: Racism & Sexism in Politics”


Congratulations to our Racial Justice Award Winners

Meet August M. Ball, Cream City Conservation

Eliminating Racism Award Recipient

August M. Ball, founder of Cream City Conservation. Her two-prong social enterprise helps organizations institute strategies that attract and retain top talent from diverse candidate pools, making their workforce stronger, smarter and their programs more sustainable and relevant. Simultaneously, Cream City Conservation Corps cultivates the next generation of land stewards by engaging traditionally underrepresented youth in environmental career pathways. With over 14 years of program management and design experience, August has connected thousands of youth and young adults to hands-on service to public lands, outdoor recreation and first time employment experiences.





Meet Rachel Wilcox, LOTUS Legal Clinic

Empowering Women Award Recipient

Rachel is the founder and CEO of LOTUS, a Milwaukee-based legal clinic for victims of trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence.  She started LOTUS while Chair and Professor of the Justice Department at Mount Mary University, where she currently teaches in the Art Therapy doctoral program.  Rachel has a private practice in mediation for trusts and estates, elder law and special needs issues, and is a frequent speaker on victims’ rights, human trafficking, dispute resolution and systems change.  She received a Fulbright scholarship to study modern Greek poetry before a life in law consumed her.   She received the Charles C. Dunn Award for the article “Under the Radar; Human Trafficking in Wisconsin,” the Thrive award for survivor advocacy from Aurora Health Care and was named as a member of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class in 2015, and as a Woman of Influence, class of 2018 She is a 2018 “Women in Philanthropy” honoree of Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.  In June 2018, LOTUS was named Partner Organization of the Year by the National Crime Victim’s Law Institute. Rachel enjoys distance running, her husband’s maple syrup, and their two dogs.



Past speakers wowing our audiences have included:


  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
  • Robin DiAngelo
  • Julianne Malveaux
  • Julian Bond
  • Harry Belfonte
  • Eugene Robinson
  • Rebecca Skloot
  • Soledad O’Brien
  • Tim Wise
  • Donna Brazille
  • Lou Gosset
  • Angela Davis
  • Naomi Tutu