WUWM's Project Milwaukee: Black and White forum took place on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory - The Domes.
The panel of experts addressed race relations and the impact of segregation in Milwaukee from a variety of perspectives: education, business, social services, and unemployment.
Afterwards, roundtable conversations focused on exploring ways to improve and build a more integrated community.
The first part of our "Project Milwaukee: Black & White" forum was a panel made up of the following guests: Enrique Figueroa, the Director of the Roberto Hernandez Center at UWM and Assistant to the Provost for Latino Affairs; Howard Fuller, the Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools from 1991-1995 and now a leading advocate for education reform and Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University; Marc Levine, a senior fellow and the founding director at the UWM Center for Economic Development; Paula Penebaker, the President and CEO of the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee; and Tim Sheehy is President for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. Mitch Teich moderated the panel discussion.