Dr. Alex Gee talks with three white parents of kids in a local Madison school who have been joining anti-racism efforts in reaction to an incident with a black child. Listen in to the revealing conversation with Kate Kaio, Jeremy Holiday, and Eli Steenlage as they navigate their own equity journey while trying to support the black family, the African-American community, and the school community.
Dr. Alex Gee has a personal and transparent conversation with Dr. Sandra Adell about her career and how her gambling addiction almost ruined it. Sandra Adell is a literature professor in the department of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Join in the conversation for Gambling Awareness Month in March.
Read Dr. Adell’s book.
Dr. Alex Gee has an honest conversation with Kaleem Caire about his experience and perspective on the education system. Kaleem recently released a statement to the local community with a list of articles documenting the history of disparities for African Americans in Madison, WI. You can find that list here.
Kaleem Caire is the founder and CEO of One City Schools, the operator of two preschools serving ages 1 through kindergarten that are focused on getting young children ready for school success. Prior to One City, Kaleem was the President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison in Madison, WI and chair of the National Urban League’s Education Committee. Prior to the Urban League, Kaleem held other executive leadership positions with Target Corporation, Fight For Children of Washington, DC, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), American Education Reform Council, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Dr. Alex Gee is back with a new and exciting season of interviews and conversation. In this episode, he sets the scene for the new season and what’s to come. Here is a link to the “Race to Equity” Report which Dr. Gee references: https://racetoequity.net/
*This episode was recorded with the theme of “State of Emergency” before the coronavirus pandemic in reference to the experience of African Americans in Wisconsin and the nation*