Madison365 Week in Review for July 21


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    The Urban League of Greater Madison will host its Unity Picnic today at noon, and you’re encouraged to wear something gold to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary.




    Many community members shared memories of Chef Rod Ladson, who died suddenly at just 50 years old. A memorial tribute will take place tonight in Middleton.




    The Bike for Boys and Girls Club is today, but the festivities got underway two days ago.




    Dr. Jasmine Zapata has launched a seven-city Girls Empowerment Tour.




    Middle school students celebrated the completion of the PEOPLE pre-college prep summer program.




    Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced that he won’t seek re-election.




    For the I Am Madison project, Madison365 student reporters got to know Native American activist and lobbyist Buck Martin, Greenbush Neighborhood native Nino Amato and Fabu Carter, Madison’s first Black Poet Laureate.


    Bank of Sun Prairie and Summit Credit Union both donated $5,000 to support the city’s recovery following the gas explosion that devastated downtown.



    Nominations are now open for the 2018 Alix Olson Awards.




    Madison’s Martinez White is working to help families build wealth to last generations.




    The Leopold Neighborhood Community Picnic is next Saturday.




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