The Truman Olson listening session was held on July 23, 2019 at the Labor Temple. The residents attended the meeting and provided their email addresses were sent electronic copies of the notes. I want to give a big thank you to the meeting facilitator Tariq Saqqaf, flip chart recorder Dan Rolf, and all City of Madison Staff who attended this meeting.
Highlights: Join me and other east side alders at a virtual meeting Monday at 6:30p on potential modifications to the Bus Rapid Transit route on East Washington, register here. The City County Homeless Issues Committee will be receiving presentations on the status of encampments and the eviction moratorium from community organizations at their meeting on Monday. The Common Council Executive Committee will be receiving a presentation from the Madison and Dane County Public Health Violence Prevention Unit at their meeting on Tuesday.
Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Tunisia in 2015, and in Woolwich, south east London where British Army soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in 2013, there has seen a significant increase in anti Muslim attacks. These incidents have occurred offline where mosques have been vandalized, Muslim women have had their hijab (headscarf) or niqab (face veil) pulled off, Muslim men have been attacked, and racist graffiti has been scrawled against Muslim properties. Concurrently, there has been a spike in anti Muslim hostility online, where Muslims have been targeted by campaigns of cyber bullying, cyber harassment, cyber incitement and threats of offline violence.
It’s a convenient way to shut down debate, because teachers are often underpaid and undervalued and thus not open to critique. But I love my kids’ teachers, who are doing the best they can. This is about being pro children, not anti teacher. Once upon a time, Drew Carey and Holly Madison met on a red carpet in Las Vegas. Okay, so maybe it was Wednesday evening at the grand opening of Wayne Newton’s new Vegas show. But what goes on here? Has Madison surprised Carey with a hand buzzer or is he just that appalled by her showgirl meets drapery get up? (AP) You be the judge.
We stand at a crucial juncture. This crisis has a message for India, an opportunity. I’d try explaining using an example. Over the past several years, the City of Madison Parks Division developed Movies in the Park in harmony with the City’s Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRTs). Sina Davis, from the Allied Drive Neighborhood, provided the spark and served as the main community driver behind the creation and development of the program. This popular program was named in her honor, just prior to her passing in July 2019.