Have you picked a site of significance to uplift stories of racial justice in WI? First Unitarian Society of Madison; Interfaith Peace Working Group; Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin; Wisconsin Council of Churches; Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, WISDOM; MICAH; MOSES; and Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability are encouraging Wisconsinites to select a site in your town or city that symbolizes or reflects history that that teachers would be unable to teach truthfully or have to omit if SB 411 and its companion bills become law. It could be identified by a historic marker, statue, archive, burial ground, or museum. There are also countless historic sites that are unmarked — such as a freeway that destroyed a neighborhood, a site of black resiliency, or a university building built by enslaved labor.
Research the history of the site and create a poster using the provided template that relates that history. Then pick a date in the second week of October – let us know the date so we can put it on a calendar of events for the week to publicize. On that date, bring your poster to the site and take a selfie holding up the poster. Give a brief talk or invite a teacher or historian to give a brief lecture, telling the history of the site and why it is important to know that history.
Please share your event on your social media and use the hashtag #TeachTheTruthWisconsin. Sign up here