Week in Review for May 15

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    The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County hosted a series of vaccine awareness events, including a walk around the Capitol, a town hall with experts and community health leaders and a town hall with youth.



    In Appleton, Taperz Barber Shop is offering free vaccines today.





    The Blast Kickboxing Gym has thrived through the pandemic — and one of its athletes will be seen on pay-per-view next month.




    Marquette University named Samira Payne the first Director of Black Student Initiatives.




    Boubacar Sangare and Raya Jordan Ronaghy earned full four-year scholarships from the SPL Legacy Foundation.



    Centro Hispano will hold its annual strategic update open for the public this Thursday.




    In the Annual State of the Tribes Address, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa President John D. Johnson focused on health inequity, harmful stereotypes and the “ultimate cancel culture.”



    The City of Monona hired its first Black police chief, longtime Madison officer Brian Chaney Austin.




    Dr. Jasmine Zapata has been named Chief Medical Officer for the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.




    The Waunakee school board voted to keep Indigenous imagery for now, but will appoint a committee to explore a change.



    This spring, the new All City Football League is helping kids take one step back toward normal.

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