Podcast: Black History is Milwaukee History

Podcast: Black History is Milwaukee History


Image: Two people joining hands. At United Way, we are proud of our strong partnerships with local nonprofits.

February 15, 2020

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Black History is Milwaukee history, it’s Wisconsin history, it’s United Way history. This month and all year long, we celebrate and reflect on the significant achievements of African American individuals and organizations in our local community. At United Way we are fortunate to partner with local nonprofits with a rich history of serving Milwaukee’s communities of color. These organizations and the incredible individuals who lead them honor their rich legacies every day by continuing to fight for what’s right: a just, equitable, and thriving community for everyone in it. These are their stories.

From United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, this is Living Local. 

On today’s podcast, Miles Sigh, a recent graduate of Marquette University and a Milwaukee Fellows intern at United Way, connected with Dr. Eve Hall, executive director of one of United Way’s most historic partners, Milwaukee Urban League, an organization that has been a staple in the Milwaukee community for more than a century.

Then, United Way’s Katie Kuhn speaks to Gerry Howze, executive director of PEARLS for Teen Girls, which has been providing support, mentorship, and leadership skills training to local young women - particularly young women of color - in our local community since 1993. 

Learn more about United Way’s agency partners and our work to advance racial equity and justice in our local community.

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