To promote and nurture experiences and encounters between individuals, with the ultimate goal of building authentic relationships across the divides that exist within our community, and creating a blueprint on how to address and solve biases.
Built on the legacy of The Mosaic Project (2000 – 2010), Partnership MKE is a new initiative that aims to break down barriers and destroy bias by pairing individual community leaders across lines of race, age, religion, sexual orientation, and culture. The program will guide participants through an eight-month process of relationship, understanding, and trust-building.
The new Partnership MKE is designed with two levels of interaction, creating a holistic approach to driving personal and social change:
- Identify, encourage, and train as many of the 600 Mosaic Project alumni to re-establish and use their social capital within racial and ethnic diversity in Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.
- Create a new cohort of partners to participate in a curriculum-based experience that integrates social networks and binds them focusing on measuring community outcomes.
Partnership MKE 2021-2022 Timeline
Session 1 – Intro, Communicating through challenges & differences
Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 2 – Bias & Hate
Thursday, November 4, 2021 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 3 – Racism
Thursday, December 2, 2021 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 4 – Racism & Criminal Justice
Thursday, January 13, 2022 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 5 – Anti-Semitism
Thursday, February 3, 2022 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 6 – Heterosexism
Thursday, March 2, 2022 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 7 – Sexism
Thursday, April 7, 2022 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 8 – Ableism
Thursday, May 5, 2022 • 4:00-6:30pm
Session 9 – Wrap up, Communicating across differences
Thursday, June 2, 2022 • 4:00-7:00pm
TBD, June 2022