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State Rep Francesca Hong to lead discussion on intersection of health, housing, food and security


State Representative Francesca Hong will moderate a panel titled “Lack of Access: Intersections of health, housing, food & security” on Monday, October 10, the first day of the 2022 Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Francesca Hong is an American chef, community organizer, and politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. A Democrat, she is the representative of the 76th district of the Wisconsin State Assembly, based in the Madison Isthmus. Elected in November 2020, she is the first Asian American member of the Wisconsin Legislature. Hong is the daughter of hard-working immigrants who made the journey to the United States in 1980s so her father could pursue a doctorate in Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Growing up, Francesca was witness to the hard work and perseverance of her parents. She learned the value of sacrifice and determination watching her mother’s journey as a stay-at-home mom who pursued a degree in Education at UW-Madison, later becoming a public-school teacher in Wisconsin for well over 10 years. 

Joining Francesca on the panel are:

  • State Senator Lena Taylor
  • Justice Castañeda, executive director, Common Wealth Development
  • Anthony Cooper, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Reentry Services, Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development
  • Shannon Holsey, president, Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Indians

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community-building event for people of color. It will take place October 10 and 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.