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UMOJA editor Yvette Craig to moderate Women’s Leadership Summit on childcare crisis


We’re pleased to announce that journalist Yvette Craig will lead an important discussion on the child care crisis on Thursday, June 23, the fourth session of the 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit.

The second annual Summit will take place June 20 – July 1, with one session at noon each day streamed on Facebook Live. It is free and open to the public.

Yvette is Publisher & Editor of a cherished Madison-based publication named UMOJA. For 30 years the magazine has served as a rallying call to elevate the African American community. Through her leadership, it continues to accomplish this through positive news, while negating society’s erroneous depiction of Black people.

She is also the Communication & Marketing Manager for UW-Madison’s All of Us Research Program through the university’s School of Medicine and Public Health. The research project aims to speed up precision medicine, assuring historically underserved communities are counted.

A Milwaukee native who received her B.A. in journalism from Marquette University, Yvette’s news reporting, editing and publishing career spans over three decades across the nation. Rooted in the griot tradition of storytelling, her talents are often lauded as authentic and refreshing. Over the years, she’s written articles on bell hooks, feminist author and social activist, along with Dr. James Cameron, survivor of a brutal lynching attempt. Newsroom editors called on Yvette to cover major events such as the 25th Anniversary March on Washington; the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; the crash of American Airlines Flight 1420 in Little Rock, Arkansas; and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s wrath in New Orleans. A profound connection to the forgotten, Yvette has won awards for spotlighting homelessness and putting a human face on crime and racial injustice.

In recent years, Yvette has interviewed and written articles on Dr. Angela Davis, a scholar and heroic civil rights activist; Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party; and, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Yvette is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Wisconsin Black Media Association Milwaukee, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the Urban League of Greater Madison Guild, the Blacks for Political and Social Action of Dane County and Women In Focus.