On May 28, the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater Madison - the oldest established civil rights organization in Dane County - took action to officially support the direction of the Justified Anger Coalition, and reaffirm the League's commitment to serving as part of the Coalition. "We want to publicly affirm and advocate for this and a number of community efforts that are currently taking place to address economic and racial inequities in Dane County," said C. Wade Harrison, Chairperson of the Board.

For over 40 years, the Urban League of Madison has been successfully addressing the challenges brought to light by recent reports such as the "Race to Equity" and the "Kids Count: Race for Results" reports. Harrison also notes that the "Board believes that it is essential to recognize the many organizations and community leaders that have worked tirelessly to address these challenges for years. They have laid the groundwork from which these new initiatives can build."

Noble Wray, Interim President and CEO of the League has been member of the Justified Anger Coalition since its inception. The Board's action codifies the League's position that the work of the coalition is critical in keeping this community's comprehensive planning efforts moving forward.  Moreover, the Board hopes that others will join the League in publicly supporting the Coalition.

"As a national organization, the Urban League understands that the conditions that produced these racial inequities are complex and difficult to resolve and have had an adverse impact on the entire Country" explained Wray. He continued, "We stand ready to work with a sense of urgency but are realistic about the long term work ahead of us. While these underlying conditions are generational and will not be solved overnight, we must intensify our commitment to erase these inequities immediately."

The Urban League believes that the people of Madison and Dane County are poised to take meaningful action and would like to facilitate people and groups finding a role for themselves to be involved. To that end, we are asking community members to tell us about their equity initiatives, and we will share that information on our website. CLICK HERE to submit an initiative, or view the inventory of what's going on.


The Urban League of Greater Madison's mission is to ensure that African Americans and other community members are educated, employed and empowered to live well, advance professionally and contribute to the common good in the 21st Century. We are committed to transforming Greater Madison into the Best [place] in the Midwest for everyone to live, learn, and work. We are working to make this vision a reality through a comprehensive strategic empowerment agenda that includes programs & services, advocacy, and partnerships & coalition building. www.ulgm.org

Join ITT Tech for a Brat, and Support ULGM!

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Stop by ITT Tech this Saturday for $1 Brats (veggie available) and support the League. All proceeds will benefit our education and employment programs.

Saturday, June 7th
11:00am -2:00pm
ITT Technical Institute
2450 Rimrock Rd, Madison, WI

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