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We use direct actions to interrupt the status quo and bring awareness to key issues and different forms of state violence affecting the root causes of the plight of black and brown people around the world.,

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We stand against the many forms of state violence: police killings, mass incarceration, poverty and others.  We stand for justice for Tony Robinson and ALL Black lives lost at the hands of the state. We stand for community and self determination. We will not stop until we are free.

The People's Mayoral Forum Q&A with Satya Rhodes-Conway

YGB raising awareness and building community

The People's Mayoral Forum Q&A with Satya Rhodes-Conway

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What is Madison's greatest challenge?

Madison is facing a housing affordability crisis. Lack of affordable housing hits low-income households most severely, and in Madison has a disproportionate impact on families of color. Lack of affordable housing at all levels makes our city less a less attractive place to move to or start a business in. As Mayor, I will work to preserve existing affordable housing and ensure that we’re building more housing units at all levels of affordability.


What work have you done to mitigate Madison's racial barriers?

Racial equity is front and center in the work I do at the Mayors Innovation Project, and racial equity should be at the heart of every decision we make as a city. I currently serve on the Madison Food Policy Council, where we’re focused on increasing access to healthy and affordable food -- especially in those neighborhoods currently defined as food deserts. I recently finished chairing the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee, which was focused on how to redevelop that site while getting as much benefit for the community as possible. Included in our assessment was a plan to mitigate potentially negative effects on racial equity stemming from the re-development. I’ve worked to get more people of color involved in local politics, including actively recruiting people to run for local office and working with the the Dane Dems to make that organization more welcoming.

Why should Madison pick you?

Madison needs a progressive, collaborative, experienced leader with the vision to make our city great for everyone. As the director of the Mayors Innovation Project, I work with mayors throughout the country on implementing progressive policy solutions for challenges faced by their cities. Madison’s challenges aren’t unique nor unsolvable -- I’m uniquely qualified to marshal the resources of the city to make Madison a place where everyone can thrive.

YGB has heard the community's cry for deeper questions with deeper responses that get past the political answers that everyone knows. We're getting at relevance. We're getting to specifics.This is your time to ask the REAL questions and get the REAL answers from our city's potential leader. Moderated by Sagashus Livingston. Attendance is free and open to the public. The event will take place on Monday, February 11, at 6:30pm. It will be located at Madison’s Central Library at 201 W Mifflin St. 3rd floor.

You can register for the event on Eventbrite and Facebook

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The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. We are young Black Women, Queer Folks, Straight Folks and Feminist Men who are fighting for Black Liberation. Our focus is on the low income black communities that our core members call home. 

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