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We published our third annual list of the state’s most powerful Latinos. These are amazingly accomplished people doing great work in education, business, government and non-profits. They’ll all be invited to the Wisconsin Leadership Summit in October — and you can join them!
For the I Am Madison project, supported by Madison Community Foundation, we looked back at the Dow Chemical protests on campus, the newspaper strike of 1977 and a century of Latino migration into Wisconsin.
Later today the Library Mall will be taken over by beats and bars For the Love of Hip Hop.
Three big events are coming tomorrow:
- At the Alliant Energy Center, nearly 40 barbers will be on hand to give free back to school haircuts
- Over at Bowl-a-Vard lanes, Sable Flames will be raising money for scholarships, including a new one honoring the memory of fallen firefighter Richard Garner
- And at Penn Park on the south side, the 10th Annual Black/Latino Unity Picnic will offer a day of celebration for people of different heritage coming together.
At the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Banquet, Dr. Kwame Salter urged people to question to very idea of being a “minority.”
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