On June 30th, 15 black queer youths from Milwaukee, along with adult supporters, began the 65 mile walk to Madison to deliver demands to end gun violence and dismantle racism to Governor Evers. Despite significant hostility encountered along the way, 50 Miles More completed their walk and held a rally at the Capitol to announce […]
On Friday, June 12th, local Black Lives Matter activists joined up with queer rights groups to celebrate all Black lives, including gay and transgender Black people. They held a rally, Pride For Black Lives, at the Capitol with speakers and ended with a celebratory dance party on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The rally […]
Like a slowly tightening fence, social restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak are making people’s worlds smaller and smaller. WORT reporter Helena White shares her experiences about how the shutdown was felt in her household.
Over a hundred protesters chanted “Human need, not corporate greed” around the State Capitol last Friday. They gathered to protest a proposal to station F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field on the northside of Madison. Jennie Capellaro is an activist with Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, which organized the demonstration. Capellaro lives in the F-35s’ […]
Max Prestigiacomo of Middleton High School and Sophie Guthier of Memorial High School are two of the students planning the strike. Along with students all over the world, Madison area high school students are planning to walk out of class on Friday to protest inaction on climate change. Students will walk from East High School […]
With recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, race has jumped to the forefront of people’s minds. But for some, the battle against racism has been going on for a long time. In this two part series, Helena White takes a closer look at a local organization addressing racism: The Institute for the Healing of Racism. Twice […]