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Madison365 Week in Review for February 20


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We announced our first-ever Men’s and Women’s Leadership Summits, coming in April and June.




The third installment of the National Guardian Life Insurance Company Black History Month Series focused on Madison’s Black educators.



Michele Mackey has jumped right in as the new CEO of Kids Forward.




The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Hearts for Helping fundraiser is set for Saturday night.




The movement to erect a statue of Vel Phillips on the Capitol grounds took a big step forward this week with a $100,000 donation.




Early data shows a racial disparity in vaccines in Dane County.





Fourward, a new multimedia platform, aims to bring authentic conversations to the forefront.




Saran Ouk has been named manager of the office of business resources at the City of Madison.




A white candidate for superintendent of public instruction drew backlash by claiming to have been called the n-word, and later deleted her Twitter account and apologized.




The state Department of Health Services is investing $6.1 million to promote equity in vaccinations.




UW Credit Union announced a $1.5 million investment to address racial inequities.




College student Krystyn Jones has overcome spina bifida and worked to inspire other young people.




The Progress Center for Black Women is giving out weekly grants for self-care.




Former Sun Prairie standout Jalen Johnson has left the Duke basketball program to enter the NBA draft.




David Villa, the director of chief investment officer of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, died at the age of 66.




The Sun Prairie school board president emailed the chair of the YWCA board, accusing the YWCA CEO of “misleading and divisive” statements, and later apologized for a “misunderstanding.”

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