Walk the Walk, a tour of social and environmental justice organizations in the UW–Madison neighborhood, takes place Friday, October 23, 2:00–3:45 p.m.
Choose one of three 60-minute, themed walking tours to learn about nonprofits near campus that are advancing social and environmental justice.
- First stop: Meet at Ogg Hall at 2:00 p.m. (follow the signs) for a brief orientation before heading out to visit local nonprofit organizations.
Choose from one of three themed tours (additional nonprofit participants will be added as they are confirmed, so please check back regularly for updates):
Tour 1: Social Justice – Focus on Public Policy and Action
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin – Making democracy work® in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Women’s Network – Promoting the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Council on Children and Families -A trusted voice for effective, proven policies aimed at improving outcomes for Wisconsin’s kids
Tour 2: Economic Justice – Focus on Housing and Jobs
- Bayview Foundation – Providing housing, human service, arts appreciation, and cultural awareness in a multi-cultural setting
- Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice – Individuals–along with religious, labor, and community groups–working for better wages, benefits, and working conditions for low-wage workers.
- Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison – Eradicating discrimination in the housing market through education and enforcement
Tour 3: Civil and Community Rights – Focus on Environment and Community Education
- Clean Wisconsin – Your environmental voice. Protecting Wisconsin’s clean water and air and advocating for clean energy
- Midwest Environmental Advocates – A public interest law firm making environmental justice a reality.
- WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio – Community-oriented, noncommercial, listener-sponsored radio station broadcasting to south central Wisconsin on 89.9 FM and worldwide via the web
All UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate. For more information or for transportation assistance, contact Megan Miller at the Morgridge Center at 608-262-8446 or by email.