Stories tagged: "equity"


20 Black Men & Women Who Shaped Wisconsin History

From the first slaves fighting for freedom to the modern day leaders rallying for change, Black people have positively and permanently changed the Badger state. This Black History Month, we're sharing their stories.

When Wausau Had a ‘King’

2023 marks 56 years since civil rights leader and the man behind a movement built on love, Martin Luther King, Jr., visited Wisconsin. We revisit that day with two people who were there.

Wisconsin’s Most Inclusive Cities: Ranked

Since 2018, Wisconsin has become a more inclusive place for members of the LGBTQ+ community, according to the latest report from the Human Rights Campaign.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Oshkosh Is Fixing Harmful Depictions in Its Chief Oshkosh Statue

The city of Oshkosh is adding new plaques explaining why its statue of its namesake, Chief Oshkosh, falls short.

Yee Leng Xiong, a Wausau County supervisor, speaks during a May 17, 2021, press conference in Wausau declaring the city a welcoming place for all people as Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg, far left, and Marathon County Supervisor William Harris listen. (Photo courtesy of the Wausau mayor’s office)
After ‘Community for All’ Resolution Fails Again, Progressive Marathon County Officials Worry ‘This Might Set Us Back’

“This sends the message that some people don’t matter as much as others in our community,” one official said.

The Cedarburg School District covered up this mural in Webster Middle School because, it claimed, the mural didn't represent "all members of our school community" and the students didn't get final approval. (Photo via Webster Middle School/Facebook)
Commentary: Cedarburg’s School Mural Fiasco Shows Why We Need to Get Out of Our Bubbles

The district said the mural didn't represent "all members of our school community." But who was really left out?

Tony Evers meeting with LGBTQ youth
Pride Flag Hoisted Above Capitol Amid GOP Anti-Trans Effort

In flag-raising ceremony, Evers also signed executive orders to ban state money in “conversion therapy" and ensure inclusive language in state documents.