Racial Justice Archives

The death of George Floyd sparks protests in Milwaukee and across the world

June 4, 2020

Hundreds rallied Friday, May 29, 2020 and through the weekend in Milwaukee to denounce the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other acts of police misconduct across the country before marching to I-43 and shutting down part of the freeway. The protest began with a moment of silence to honor Floyd, who died… [Read More]

Now is the time for racial justice

June 4, 2020

By: Ellen M. Gilligan President and CEO, Greater Milwaukee Foundation There are two public health crises in America right now. One is quite recent. One has been afflicting us for generations. Racism is our nation’s oldest sin and most vile disease, and I am grief-stricken that we are again mourning more black lives lost and… [Read More]

How long, O Lord, how long?

June 4, 2020

The words of King David that appear in Psalm 13 of the Old Testament echo in the hearts of American people of color today: “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in… [Read More]