The Race Toward Community Inclusion: Part 1

 

Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.

As organizations committed to inclusiveness, Aptiv, TMG, Inclusa, MyChoice Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation feel compelled to take a stand against discrimination in all its forms including racism. To that end, we will present "Race Toward Community Inclusion," -- a two-part community education event fostering an open discussion about racism, why it still exists today, and garner commitment from area organizations and local leaders to take specific action steps to combat racism in our communities.

 

This event is virtual, free and open to the community. 

Register here

 

Questions? Email Vicky Wedig at vicky.wedig@aptiv.org.

Keynote Speaker

Lisa Anderson-Levy

Dr. Lisa Anderson-Levy is a Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Critical Identity Studies at Beloit College. Research interests include critical race theory, transnational whitenesses, citizenship and nationalism, postcolonial theory, queer theory, sexuality and the state, ethnographic methods, color/race, gender, and class in the Caribbean and the United States. Her ongoing research examines the operation of whiteness as identity, structural apparatus, and ideology. Publications include “Colliding/Colluding Identities: Race, Class, and Gender in Jamaican Family Systems,” Ann(Other) Ethnographic Dilemma: Subjectivity and the Predicament of ‘Studying Up,’ and “The End(s) of Difference? Towards an Understanding of the “Post” in Post-Racial.”

Panelists

Brandon Miles

Craig High School in Janesville

A fifth year business teacher at Janesville Craig High School, Brandon Miles took an unusual route to teaching. After graduating from UW-La Crosse with a degree in Finance and Economics, he worked as a portfolio 
manager for Edward Jones in St. Louis, MO while 
achieving his Masters in Finance degree from Washington University in St. Louis. 
Originally from Monroe, Brandon and his wife moved to Janesville to be closer to family and he opened his boutique financial consulting firm, Callanish Financial, which he still operates today. Brandon chose to begin teaching to help students and community members become financially sound in personal finance and investments. He became more active in the fight against racism and for equality because of the experiences he's witnessed students and families in the Janesville area go through.

Rongal Watson

Rongal Watson is an Assistant Professor, Political Science and Health & Society at Beloit College

Ron works closely with students interested in working in public health and other community-based health promotion work.
In addition to political science courses like
Comparative Health Systems, he also teaches a sophomore and senior seminar in Health & Society and works closely with many Health & Society 
majors to plan their next steps after Beloit.
Ron advises the students who run the Beloit Public Health Initiative, a student-led, legally registered non-profit that does public health work in the 
community.

Moderator

Amy Dupont

Anchor/Reporter for WKBT/New8000

Amy joined News 8 in 2020, moving back to the city she considers home.​​​​​​​ 

Amy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in Inver Grove Heights. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Communication Studies.

Amy has won four Emmy awards as well as two Murrow and Sevareid awards. She has also been honored by the Associated Press of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for her work as an anchor and reporter.

 

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