Walk the Walk, a tour of social and environmental justice organizations in the UW–Madison neighborhood, takes place Friday, October 17, 2:30–4:30 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 2:30 p.m. (follow the signs) for a brief orientation before heading out to visit local nonprofit organizations.
- Last stop: A networking reception with nonprofit leaders hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin at their office in the Center for Change, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
In the meantime you can choose one of three tours:
Tour 1: Economic Justice and Health
- Wisconsin Council on Children and Families: A trusted voice for effective, proven policies aimed at improving outcomes for Wisconsin’s kids.
- Wisconsin Women’s Network: Working to improve the status of women in Wisconsin.
- 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.
Tour 2: Environmental Justice
- Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter: Working to protect Wisconsin’s clean air, clean water, and special places.
- Sustain Dane: Generating and inspiring local sustainability.
- Clean Wisconsin: Your environmental voice. Protecting Wisconsin’s clean water and air and advocating for clean energy.
Tour 3: Social Justice and Civil Rights
- WORT 89.9 FM Radio: Community-oriented, noncommercial, listener-sponsored radio station broadcasting to south central Wisconsin.
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network: Making democracy work in Wisconsin.
- Fair Wisconsin Education Fund: Statewide organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Wisconsinites.
- ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation: Works to protect and promote the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents.
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.