She has worked with local community leaders and politicians to create policy that will strengthen her community. Labels are an existential question with which many in this literary community are actively wrestling. In August 2017, Markasa was promoted to Director of the African American Roundtable. Includes a journal kept by Menasha native Frederic Flom on cigarette wrappers during his final 16 days of captivity — the only known diary smuggled out by a Vietnam prisoner of war. Shauntay Nelson Democracy Director Shauntay Nelson works with a network of progressive organizations to ensure increased momentum to impact civic and voter engagement.
This book provides a rich mix of insights, incorporating the perspectives of workers in factories, in offices, and on farms as well as those of wives and mothers who found their work in the home. You can be who you are with your own tribal identity. Over time, a shared voter file was developed to enhance nonpartisan voter contact and focus resources. He has worked as a Social Service Provider and Administrator as well as having a 20-year history of volunteering in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Racine and Kenosha communities of color. Markasa has a background in community activism and media relations. Lisa has a strong background in nonprofit and communications management with organizations across the nation.
Lisa plays a key role in identifying and expanding development efforts for Voices and our partners. He is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, as is his father; his mother is white. Wisconsin Voices plays a unique role in the progressive movement by creating the structure to empower organizations in the c3 community through:. In addition, the volume contains accounts by women who served overseas in the military and the Red Cross. The nearly one hundred items that appear here are taken from newspapers, magazines, and other materials that were published in Wisconsin at the turn of the century. The Wisconsin Civic Engagement Project turned into , an affiliate of , and thus became connected to similar work and best practices all around the country. Markasa Tucker Director of the African American Roundtable Markasa joined Wisconsin Voices in 2013 as Office Administrator and was later promoted to Officer Manager.
Journalists, scholars, religious leaders, and even schoolteachers offered predictions. She is an alumni of Center for Progressive Leadership, a non-profit organization providing leadership training for advancing progressive political and policy change. In her role, Dana manages the backbone organization for collective impact on civic and voter engagement. Nicole is excited to be a part of Wisconsin Voices. Our Story Wisconsin Voices began as an idea. Today, Wisconsin Voices brings groups together, builds the power of our collective voice by providing guidance, advice and support as we embark on our journey towards a better Wisconsin.
Some predictions proved quite accurate, such as increased life expectancy through better medicine, central air conditioning, and air travel, while others, such as free university education for all and communication with Martians, did not. While attending school, Shauntay developed a growing passion for social justice. However, some Native American writers feel uncomfortable being boxed into a particular group based on their cultural or racial background. Terese Marie Mailhot, left, and Tommy Orange, right. These accounts provide readers with a vivid picture of how women coped with the stresses created by their daily lives and by the additional burden of worrying about loved ones fighting overseas. Dana loves her job at Wisconsin Voices, aligning a unique and diverse set of organizations in Wisconsin to achieve bigger things together. Dana Schultz Executive Director Dana Schultz is the Executive Director at Wisconsin Voices, the 501c3 state table in Wisconsin, where she leads a network of over 60 progressive organizations.
He does a lot of research for his writing, and while he did not go to powwows as a child, he decided to make a powwow in Oakland the center of his book as it merges his two worlds, both of them home. The text is forever for me. In 1962, it became one of 37 tribal colleges in the United States, and, in 1986, became one of only a few congressionally chartered universities. James has a diverse background that includes working as a Lead Organizer for the Campaign For A Sustainable Milwaukee where he spearheaded the Transportation and Living Wage Campaigns. An unforgettable collection of 174 letters and diary entries written by 92 wisconsin men and women who served in Vietnam. Visit our social media for more information about these policies. While Orange and Mailhot come from similar perspectives, their writing is very different from each other.
She specializes in coalition facilitation and anchoring groups in shared outcomes and a common agenda. . The two released their books within two weeks of each other, and their families are friends. Lisa Lucas Development and Communications Director Lisa Lucas is the Development and Communications Director at Wisconsin Voices. We are at a different place right now than we were 10 or 20 years ago.
About us Wisconsin Voices envisions a Wisconsin where every person has the means, motivation, and freedom to fully participate in a just democracy that provides opportunities for all people to thrive. But they decided to go for it, encouraging each other. And to not have had any representation of that story was pretty mind-blowing to me. We unify a dynamic network of progressive nonprofits in Wisconsin around achieving shared goals to build a better democracy. In some cases, it creates less desirable connections between otherwise unrelated works.
That plan included the need to build an engaged citizenry working for change and to expand the electorate by targeting underrepresented constituencies. Set on 140 acres in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a view of mountains in every direction, the Institute of American Indian Arts has had a long history, starting from its founding during the Kennedy administration. These articles and essays--some wildly funny and engaging, others somber and thoughtful--offer a window on the hopes and fears of our forebears at a moment of great change. Nicole Winters Operations Manager Nicole Winters joined the Wisconsin Voices team in 2018 as the Operations Manager. When everyone has a voice, our world will change for the better. Nicole has a strong background as a Legal Assistant. Valeria Cerda Data and Field Manager Valeria Cerda joined the Wisconsin Voices team in 2018 as the Data and Field Coordinator and was promoted to Data and Field Manager in August 2018.