By Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran and Dr. Sabrina Robins
Our African American community in the Fox Cities, though smaller in population than Milwaukee and Madison, faces the same racial discrimination and social problems as other Black communities within Wisconsin and throughout the US. Economist, author and political commentator, Dr. Julianne Malveaux will team up with Civil Rights Leader and preeminent radio host Mr. Joe Madison for a candid discussion on what it means to be Black in America today.
The message is part of the national discussion that will have significant local, regional and national impact. Come check it out!
Dr. Julianne Malveaux is President Emerita of Bennett College for Women. She is an economist, commentator and author whose articles have appeared in Essence Magazine, USA Today, Black and Issues in Higher Education.
Furthermore, Dr. Malveaux has published major books, including: Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspective of a Mad Economist; Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll; and Surviving and Thriving: 365 facts in Black Economic History. Dr. Malveaux serves on various national boards such as, the Economic Policy Institute, The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC, and the Liberian Education Trust.
SiriusXM’s ‘The Black Eagle’ host Mr. Joe Madison, has a motto for his show: “What Are You Going to Do About It?”
The former executive director of the Detroit NAACP has worked on a wide range of civil and human rights issues—from demonstrations focused on ending genocide in Darfur to voter registration efforts in the United States.
Mr. Madison has being recognized for his commitment to civil rights by receiving the Freedom Flame Award from the Selma, Alabama Bridge Crossing Jubilee Commission.
He was also named Outstanding Media Personality at the 104th Annual NAACP Convention.
Who is welcome to attend this free event?
Everybody is welcome to attend this free and public event, which is hosted by African Heritage, Inc. and sponsored by the ThedaCare-led Fox Cities Community Health Action Team (CHAT).
Free round-trip bus service to the event from selected areas is available for groups.
Reservations are required before October 23rd at http://www.africanheritageinc.org/stateofblackamerica2015/
Event Name: State of Black America
Speakers: Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Mr. Joe Madison
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Radisson-Paper Valley Grand Ballroom 333 W. College Avenue, Appleton