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Abha Thakkar to moderate panel on the many paths to justice


Different people, different organizations, take different paths to advocate for justice. Different strategies, different tactics, all with the same goals. Can people and organizations take those varying paths alongside each other? If so, how?

Longtime community activist Abha Thakkar will lead a discussion addressing those questions on Wednesday, October 7, on the third day of the 2020 Wisconsin Leadership Summit — a day dedicated to in-depth discussions of social justice.

Abha is the Executive Director of the Northside Planning Council in Madison, and Editor of the Northside News. She is also a co-founder of the East Attendance Area PTO Coalition, the Dane County TimeBank, the Grassroots Leadership College and the Northside Farmers market. She is a consultant, trainer and lecturer in the areas of relational community organizing, leadership development, capacity-building and international development. She founded and has managed a national nonprofit service-learning program that connected US students with children living in orphanages and refugee camps and as part of that work traveled to 40 countries between 2007 and 2011. She is also a programmer, technology trainer, web developer and writer. Abha received the 2006 Visionary Award from the Madison Social Justice Center. Born in India, she moved to Wisconsin with her family when she was a child. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UW–Madison in political science, international relations, global cultures and integrated liberal studies. And she was named to our list of 48 most influential Asian Americans in Wisconsin last month.

The Summit this year is all online, so you can attend from the comfort of your home or office. It will feature 25 sessions over five days from October 5-9, all for just $79 (or less if you work for a nonprofit organization or government agency, or if you’re a student). Get more details and register now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com!