For her monthly series about the climate crisis in Wisconsin, Helena White interviews UW Milwaukee student Lauren Cross about her experiences with environmental racism and her work to address the climate crisis.
In May, Congress appropriated nearly 3 trillion dollars to support the economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an extra $600 a week for the unemployed. Wisconsin added a 60 day moratorium on evictions. While the number of new Corona virus cases is now even greater, the extra $600 stopped last Friday and […]
Helena White interviews Rhonda Greer Robinson, President of the Rockford NAACP, about the impact of climate change and environmental racism on the black community in northern Illinois.
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 […]
We all know that the planet is facing a major ecological crisis because humans are burning fossil fuels which create an insulating blanket around the planet, making our home too warm. Helena White has advice for how to the reduce carbon emissions produced during a common household chore, on the next installment of ‘Wisconsin Getting […]