Lilada Gee is joined by Vanessa McDowell, who made notable history here in Madison by becoming the first Black CEO of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Madison in its 109-year history. The YWCA was founded in 1855 in London by Emma Robarts and Mrs. Arthur Kinnaird in a period where slavery still existed. McDowell […]
Today, WORT’s News Director, Molly Stentz, sits down during an interview with Vanessa McDowell. Vanessa is the new Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Madison. Vanessa has worked for YWCA in many different capacities, including as Director of Support Services, Chief Programs Officer, and most recently, Interim CEO. She is the first woman of color to lead the […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon sits down with Madison-based R&B artist Mr. Jackson, who will celebrate the release of his second album, Black Gandalf, with a May 28 show at Ritual Barbers. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
What is Restorative Justice? Is it a good tool to use instead of punishment? At any level of infraction? Today’s guest is Ali Treviño-Murphy, Eugenia Highland and Orion Wells of the YWCA Madison’s Restorative Justice Department discuss the letter YWCA wrote last week and changes being made throughout Madison to move restorative justice forward.
What services are available to the homeless community here in Madison? What do organizations such as The Road Home, YWCA, Bethel Lutheran Church, and Community Action Coalition offer to the homeless? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Saturday, October 11th is the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice’s Annual Assembly. This year the Assembly will focus on overcoming racial disparities in incarceration. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!