From Good Will to Good Work: New Legacy of Racial Justice/Harmony
May 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bridge the Divide presents “From GOOD WILL to GOOD WORK: How We Can Build a New Legacy of Racial Justice & Harmony” at Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship at Concordia University on 4 Tuesday evenings as listed below 6 pm-7:30 pm
Dr. Fran Kaplan and Mr. Reggie Jackson’s lectures are FREE and open to the public, ages 15 and up.
May 28th – Raising Suburban Children for Success in a Multicultural Democracy
June 11th – How People of Conscience Create a Just Society
Sessions will also feature Sherrill Knezel, an independent illustrator specializing in live graphic recording for visual literacy; her images will capture the essence of our journey From Good Will to Good Work.
Dr. Fran Kaplan – Dr. Kaplan’s fifty-year career has been spent working against poverty and for social justice and peace locally, nationally, and internationally. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master of Social Work degree. Dr. Kaplan has received twelve community service awards, including the 1992 Social Worker of the Year and the 1998 Racial Promoting Harmony Awards from the WI Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and the 2016 Eliminating Racism Award from the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin. On her 70th birthday in 2017, the Honorable Gwen Moore, Representative of Wisconsin’s 4th District, read an extended tribute to Fran into the US Congressional Record.
Reggie Jackson has been a much sought-after speaker, published author, and journalist for over a decade. As a trainer / consultant with Nurturing Diversity Partners, he helps communities, institutions, and individuals around the country develop greater historical and cultural literacy, compassion, and capacity for action. To this, Reggie shares seldom-told stories of the African-American experience past and present and anti-bias behaviors, diversity, and inclusion education at schools, libraries, social service agencies, churches, and businesses. He also frequently provides background on racial issues to regional, national, and international media.
Sponsors: Wisconsin Humanities Council *, Bridge the Divide, Nurturing Diversity Partners, Concordia University’s Black Student Union, Meaningful Marks, LLC
* Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.