Dr. King’s Work & Legacy: A Fight for Fair and Equitable Wages

Dr. King’s Work & Legacy: A Fight for Fair and Equitable Wages

- 11:00 AM

Virtual Event


Join United Way and Reggie Jackson from Nurturing Diversity Partners to discuss the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This discussion will focus on his fight for equitable wages and the work that still needs to be done. We will also take a deeper look at how the United Way Diversity Leadership Society’s Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement initiative works to ensure everyone has access to permanent employment with a livable wage at a workplace where they are treated with dignity and have opportunities for advancement.


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Featured Speaker:
Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson is a nationally heralded independent scholar and much sought-after speaker, researcher, writer, and consultant to local, national and international media on race relations. He helps institutions and individuals understand how our country’s racial hierarchy developed historically, its impact on our lives today, and how we can realize America’s promise for all its citizens. Reggie shares seldom-told stories and data about the experiences of African-Americans and other peoples of color past and present. Reggie has won awards from the City of Milwaukee, the Southeast Wisconsin YWCA, MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope), First Unitarian Society, Milwaukee Press Club, Jewish Community Relations Council, and Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion for his work in the Milwaukee community. 

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