On Wednesday, Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval announced that he planned to initiate a wave of arrests that would predominantly target African American men. This plan is an attempt to address the recent increase in gun violence in Madison, even though he admits that there may be no evidence connecting arrested individuals to any homicides. We at Freedom, Inc. strongly condemn this plan as racist and dangerous, contributing to the already alarming over-representation of African American men in jail in Madison.
M Adams, co-executive director of Freedom, Inc., is being recognized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison as one of Seven Outstanding Women of Color for 2015-16. The award is offered by University of Wisconsin Voices.
A campus-wide reception to honor the Outstanding Women of Color will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center at UWM. The public is welcome to attend.
Freedom, Inc.'s M Adams has been selected for the 2015 Community Change-Maker Award, presented by Community Shares of Wisconsin.
This prestigious award is offered to three recipients each year in recognition for their work as local leaders creating critical change in Wisconsin.
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