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MLK Shabbat: Dr. Ruben Anthony to Speak on Exciting Developments in South Madison

01/11/2022 12:07:27 PM

Jan11

On January 14, join us for our special Shabbat worship incorporating readings and prayers that reflect the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are honored to welcome Dr. Ruben Anthony, chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Madison. Dr. Anthony will be presenting about an exciting new project of the Urban League, the Black Business Hub and Black Business Accelerator, cornerstones of an exciting renaissance happening in South Madison. 

South Madison has long been home to our communities of color—African American, Latino, and Hmong—and is a cherished place of community and support, but, sadly, as a city, we have also long underinvested in this area. That story is now changing, thanks to the leadership of people like Dr. Ruben Anthony, Kaleem Caire (One City Schools), Dr. Alex Gee (Nehemiah, Fountain of Life Church, and the new Cultural Center), and Dr. Jack Daniels (Madison College), among others. See here for a great story about the South Madison Renaissance.

Dr. Anthony has been the president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison since March 2015. During that time, the Urban League has increased its job placements by 39%, and the organization has made over 1,400 placements to date. Previously Dr. Anthony served as a senior manager in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including service as the deputy secretary and chief operations officer of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation from 2003 to 2010. He has particular expertise in developing job placement strategies and minority business development.  
You can join us in person or online—the link to the livestream is here

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