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Has Freedom Been Realized?

Friday, February 15, 2019

By Jamaal Smith, Racial Justice Community Engagement Manager “Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountain side, let freedom ring…”   But who has that freedom rang for?  I always wondered as a kid who was Samuel Francis Smith discussing when he wrote these lyrics.  I was convinced it was… Continue Reading Has Freedom Been Realized?

Human Rights Day

Friday, December 14, 2018

By Leland Pan, PhD, Racial Justice Trainer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin Human Rights Day is most commonly celebrated internationally on December 10, the  anniversary of when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. In the United States, people of color might read the thirty articles of the declaration and… Continue Reading Human Rights Day

International Day for Tolerance

Friday, November 16, 2018

By Martha Barry, PhD, Racial Justice Director, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin Friday, November 16 is the International Day for Tolerance. Merriam-Webster defines tolerance as “sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own;” or the “act of allowing something.” Tolerance seems to convey the notion that we will “put up with… Continue Reading International Day for Tolerance