On the Monday, June 17th A Public Affair, host John Quinlan talked with two major humanitarian figures in Madison.
For the first half of the show, Quinlan talked with Callen Harty, a local theater presence, GLBTQ advocate and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. As author of The Invisible Boy, a play on the subject of childhood sexual abuse, he discussed how he sees theater as a way to raise awareness and support and encourage other survivors on their journey toward healing. Harty is one of the driving forces behind “Paths to Healing” a Conference on Childhood Sexual Survival that begins Thursday. Additional information here.
During the second half of the show, John Quinlan was joined by Charlestine “Charlie” Daniel, who will receive the 18th Rev. James C. Wright Human Rights Award from Mayor Paul Soglin on Tuesday, June 18th. Rev. Wright served as Executive Director of the Equal Opportunities Commission from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 1992. The award is given to an individual who best exemplifies the Rev. Wright’s dedication and compassion for civil and human rights and conducts their daily life consistent with these values. Charlie Daniel is long-time resident of the Madison area and exemplifies her commitment to human and civil rights through her work as an educator, advocate, policy maker and consultant. Charlie is described as a fierce advocate for justice and is a well respected community leader. She works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for underrepresented and disenfranchised communities. She is an advocate and promoter of diversity, equity, social justice and inclusion for women’s rights, GLBTQ and for all communities of color – especially her recent work with Alzheimer’s and AIDS in African-American communities.
Listen to the entire show here: