LISTEN to Episode #5: Don’t Fall for the “Okie- Doke”
The Milwaukee Bucks are one game away from winning the NBA Championship and that is worthy of celebration, however, they have not put an end to staggering economic disparities and racial segregation that we face in Milwaukee. During this week’s show, we discuss not being fooled into believing symbols equal solutions. We also take a look at where The City of Milwaukee plans to allocate the approximately $394.2 million in direct American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act assistance and dive into the hurdles of trying to reach our elected officials to say where we would like to see that money spent. JoAnna introduces the Movement Politics Academy launching this October for folks interested in running for office who want to see structural change in their community and our state.
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Meet the “This is NOT that” Panel, Milwaukee Grown.
Rafael Smith leads civic engagement for Citizen Action of Wisconsin with a focus on climate and health equity in Milwaukee’s North Side, through his recent launch of North Side Rising Organizing Co-Op. Rafael Smith has led the early conversations around climate equity in Milwaukee and the priority to launch a Green New Deal at both a state and national level!
JoAnna Bautch is a leading voice in Wisconsin Movement Politics. From supporting emerging leaders who have shown the desire and values of being movement leaders in the political sector to launching her own campaign for the Wisconsin State Assembly. JoAnna values a political system that is people-centered and focuses on changing structures of inequity.
Isiah Holmes, an investigative reporter with the Wisconsin Examiner, is committed to bringing you FACTS. Isaiah has led the documentation around policing in Wauwatosa and is a part of the bigger conversation of police brutality on both a local and national level.