Rise Up Latosha Brown
Did you miss seeing our insightful speakers from the Fall 2020 series? Still want to hear the thought-provoking things they had to say on topics related to social justice, such as voter suppression, healthcare, and survivor's rights?
Starting now, the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series' Fall 2020 virtual lectures are available to stream online through UW Box for UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty. In order to access the recorded lectures, you must have an active NetID login. Find the lectures here: https://go.wisc.edu/3yx7dv.
Today, check out our lecture from September 22nd with community organizer LaTosha Brown - "An Evening with LaTosha Brown - Voter Suppression in the 21st Century"! Her lecture looks at the resurgence of voter suppression tactics and politics. Ms. Brown believes that this is perhaps the biggest existential threat to American democracy in modern times. She also spoke about how we, as voters and citizens, can solve the voter suppression issue in ways that not only protect the right to vote but ultimately strengthens our democracy. Watch the LaTosha Brown lecture here - https://go.wisc.edu/518830.
LATOSHA BROWN is an award-winning community organizer, philanthropic consultant, jazz singer and political strategist with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation, and civil rights. She is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, as well as principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc., a professional facilitation and philanthropy advisory consulting business based in Atlanta, GA.
She is a founding member of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health and also served as the fund’s first Executive Director. She is the founder of Saving OurSelves Coalition, a community-led disaster relief organization that helped hundreds of families in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the Southern Black Women Organizing Project that works to strengthen the network of Black women grassroots leaders in the South. She also currently serves as a board member for the National Coalition on Black Civic Engagement and the Southern Documentary Fund and is an active member of several national and international organizations. Currently, she is working with the Guyanese Black Women’s Roundtable on a project that will provide training and increase funding and investment opportunities for women-led institutions based in Guyana, South America.
Recorded virtual lectures are available to stream until the end of Spring Semester 2021 unless otherwise noted. Stream the lectures here: https://go.wisc.edu/3yx7dv.