Yesterday, members of the Madison Metropolitan School Board argued over a proposal that would have allocated $35,000 to pay police officers for security during extracurricular events, such as sporting events and graduation. The school district is required to pay for security at the Kohl Center, which the district uses for its yearly graduation ceremony. Without […]
Reports surfaced earlier this week that the Trump administration is seeking to deport thousands of Hmong and Lao U.S. residents to Laos. Today on the show, we discuss this news and the history of Hmong and Lao communities in Wisconsin with Kabzuag Vaj, co-founder and co-executive director of Freedom, Inc. Kabzuag Vaj was born in Laos […]
The fight against mass incarceration is a fight to fundamentally challenge the assumptions that drive our systems of policing, jails, and prisons in America. It’s also a fight against the practice of cash bail, and there are several groups in Madison who have banded together to take that on. The Free The 350 Bail Fund […]
Zon Moua and Bianca Gomez from Freedom Inc talk about the upcoming mall ban of unaccompanied kids at East Towne and West Towne malls. Freedom Inc supports the rights of youth by advocating for their interests and providing activities for young adults.
On February 10 at the Central Library in downtown Madison, a group of activists, DJs, and dance-party organizers hosted a panel discussion called Access Denied. It centered around nightlife in Madison, and the Access in question was access for traditionally marginalized people: trans people, people with disabilities, people of color, people struggling with addiction, and […]
Jan Miyasaki talks with M Adams from Freedom Inc about young activists’ reactions to the elections — and are later joined by Kevin Alexander Gray, regular contributor to Counterpunch and The Progressive, and author of “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence“. Together they discuss the failure of neo-liberalism and the need for organizing at […]