Social Justice

Students taking part in the UW-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in January 2020. (Photo courtesy of Jodi Thesing-Ritter)
Eau Claire Educators Who Lead Civil Rights Program Draw Parallels to Today

UW-Eau Claire civil rights program seeks to change views through education, experiences.

Two members of the Wisconsin National Guard stand behind a fence erected around the Kenosha Courthouse in advance of last week's Kenosha County Attorney General's decision over whether to charge the officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake. The two troops were among 500 activated by Gov. Tony Evers in advance of the decision. (Photo by Samer Ghani)
Wisconsin Activists Call Police Response to Capitol Riot ‘Ridiculous’

Look no further than law enforcement preparations in Kenosha last week or BLM protests.

Jacob Blake Jr.'s uncle, Justin Blake (yellow shirt) hugs Letetra Wideman, Jacob Blake's younger sister, Aug. 30 during a march in Kenosha. Wideman later recited a poem she had written titled, "Allow Me to Introduce Myself" to the crowd. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Looking Back on 2020: The Racial Justice Movement Hits Home in Wisconsin

Jacob Blake shooting shows why you can’t brush police brutality and systemic racism off as someone else’s problem.

Barb Munson (left) holds a sign outside Lambeau Field denouncing the Washington Football Team's name prior to a decision earlier this year by the team to change it.  (Photo provided by Barb Munson)
BLM and Indigenous Groups Are Getting Racist Team Names Torn Down. What Is Taking Wisconsin So Long?

State has 28 schools that still haven’t caught up to Washington’s football team and now Cleveland’s baseball team.

The Peoples Revolution, a Milwaukee protest group, on Monday evening begins its 200th consecutive day of marching after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Milwaukee Group Marks 200 Days of Marching for Justice

Started after George Floyd’s killing, The Peoples Revolution reaches a historic milestone as the group gets official recognition from Milwaukee County.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) takes questions by speakerphone from reporters on March 25 about the coronavirus outbreak, the "Safer at Home" order, and concerns about the upcoming April 7 election. (Courtesy: WisconsinEye)
Vos Admits, ‘Obviously, What We’re Doing Now as a State Isn’t Working’

State Assembly Speaker indicates the Legislature could meet for the first time in more than six months, could support a COVID-19 relief bill.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) addresses the media at the Capitol Aug. 31 with other lawmakers, activists, and community organizers. The group was gathered to call out Republicans to act on the governor's package of police reform bills. That did not happen. (Photo © Andy Manis)
The Racial Disparities Task Force Created After Jacob Blake Shooting Is Finally Meeting This Week

Task force created as alternative to GOP-led Legislature meeting to pass Governor’s package of police reform bills.