The first thing you will notice should you be fortunate enough to meet Cedric Johnson is his impeccable style. Johnson is the Community Services Manager at Madison Gas and Electric, and while his profession often demands that he looks the part. However, dressing well is more than just fashion. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Johnson tells contributor gianofer fields that as a gay, Black man, what his bespoke suits are often the armor he wears in order to navigate spaces dominated by white cisgender men.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Cedric Johnson is the Community Services Manager at MG&E, where he works specifically with communities of color and faith communities to ensure inclusive and fair access to services. You can read the article Johnson mentions in the interview here.
Image: Courtesy of Cedric Johnson.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. See here.