Year in and year out, Madison is recognized as an ideal place to live in the US. However, Dane County’s racial disparities are among the state’s most extreme, and Wisconsin is named one of the country’s worst states for Black people. But Black excellence can be found in every part of Madison if you look for it: in business, leadership, education, artistic expression and more.
Boldly built by Black minds, hearts, and hands, the Center for Black Excellence and Culture is a community-wide effort to bring together a collective Black brilliance to affirm, inspire and advance the Black community in Greater Madison and beyond. The Center is led by Dr. Alex Gee (here with us today), a lifelong Madison resident and UW alum, who for 30 years has harnessed the power of entrepreneurism and community-building to advance Black solutions.
Dr. Alex Gee has brought together a strong team of Black leaders and influencers, supported by Findorff, JLA Architects, Hiebing, Lord Cultural Resources, Husch Blackwell, an impressive 20-member capital campaign team, and over 400 donors. By building a dynamic facility where the Black community feels rooted and where non-Black people can experience Black excellence, Greater Madison will take a historic step forward in bridging racial divides and creating a thriving quality of life for all.
Learn more about his vision and the project by attending this event.
Wisconsin Trade Center
8401 Greenway Blvd, Middleton, WI
If you park in back, there is an awning that says Conference Rooms, and if you go in those doors it will be down the hall to the left, before the skywalk. If you park in front, follow the signs to the Conference Room or Skywalk.
This event is FREE for members as a Member Benefit. The fee for non members is $25.