Recorded in February 2017 at the Central Library, the Access Denied panel discussion tackled issues of equity and accessibility in Madison’s nightlife. While much has changed in Madison’s venue landscape since then, the struggle to make nightlife spaces open and welcoming to all people continues. We bring you the audio from the discussion again this […]
From May 16 through May 18, the Yatra Gallery in one of the old Milwaukee Road train cars at Madison’s converted train station at 646 West Washington Avenue, will host the art exhibit, “Home is Where the Racism Is.” The show features photos, interviews, historical documents and personal narratives from a wide variety of African-American, […]
Lilada Gee talks about self-care and Black healing with Satya X, founder and organizer of the Women Of Color Healing Retreats in Costa Rica. The wellness retreat is designed to connect Black Americans to nature and themselves, and is a space to unwind and disconnect from the psychological trauma of systemic racism.
Madison-based poet and activist T.S. Banks’ work is in constant conversation with identity. Banks has navigated the space of being black, trans, queer, and disabled in the city of Madison, which is often times unsupportive of people with these intersectional identities. Banks splits his time between writing and working as a mental wellness advocate and […]
A Public Affair contributor Gil Halsted recorded a talk given by Angela J. Davis earlier this month during the Wisconsin Book Festival, entitled “Policing the Black Man.” Ms. Davis is a professor of law at American University, editor of the recent book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, and author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American […]
For the past couple years, anyone even remotely engaged with the art world in Madison was bound to bump into artist, educator and activist Carlos Eduardo Gacharná at some point or another. Gacharná’s work harnesses techniques from glassblowing, neon, and ceramics with a beautiful fluidity and an uncanny grasp of texture. But he’s made just as […]