In September, Livability.com named Madison the most livable mid-sized city in the United States. How livable you find Madison may just depend on your skin color. The Anne E. Casey Foundation recently ranked Wisconsin the worst state in the nation to raise a black child, and Madison continues to show, as the Wisconsin State Journal puts it, “alarming disparities” between indicators for health and well-being between black and white residents. How can one place be two such different things? Since last February, Madison’s Justified Anger Coalition has held town hall meetings, forums, workshops and artistic exhibits across the city to try to answer that question. Artist Jovita Hogan has been part of that dialogue. She’s created a series of murals and art installation projects at city libraries that the Justified Anger Coalition has used as a springboard for workshops on race and inequity. Jovita Hogan and Madison Arts Commission coordinator Karin Wolf joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 10.
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