Since the protests for racial justice began in Madison in late May, State Street has become a contested site of activism, art, and local businesses struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. Whose street is it?
Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow discusses the future of State Street, the Black takeover of Maxwell Street Days, and creating a more inclusive Madison with a panel of local organizers and city planners.
Sabrina Madison, also known as “Heymiss Progress,” is the founder of The Progress Center for Black Women.
Rebecca Cnare is an urban design planner for the City of Madison.
Meghan Blake-Horst is the street vending coordinator for the City of Madison Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development and former owner of the Absolutely Art gallery on Atwood Avenue.
Karin Wolf is the Madison Arts Program Administrator for the City of Madison Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development.
Cover photo by Chali Pittman, WORT News