Madison365 Week in Review for June 27


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    A Black woman sustained burns when she was attacked with lighter fluid and flame in downtown Madison early Wednesday. Madison police and the FBI are investigating.




    The arrest of an activist led to protests Tuesday night.





    Police pepper-sprayed family and friends of a hit-and-run victim last weekend.




    Dane County’s coronavirus cases are rising fast, prompting the county to renew some restrictions on businesses and gatherings.




    Dr. Cheryl Gittens has been named interim chief of diversity at UW-Madison, following the departure of both Patrick Sims and Sherri Ann Carter.




    Ascendium Education Group granted $200,000 to four local nonprofits working for racial justice.




    Black Girls United is raising money to expand.




    Central Park Sessions at McPike Park have been canceled for this year.




    Classmates and colleagues honored and remembered attorney and civil rights activist Bella Sobah, who passed away suddenly last weekend.



    For the first time, the AVID/TOPS team at Madison East is made up of teachers of color.

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