Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit

The 2020 Madison Region Economic Development and Diversity Summit, originally rescheduled for September 3, 2020, at Monona Terrace (and then rescheduled again for September 28 & 29), will now be held as a virtual event on October 22 & 23.

The conference is jointly hosted by the Urban League and MadREP. It has become the region’s premiere gathering focused on making the Madison region a model for economic inclusion and workforce diversity. Participants will represent the entire eight-county Madison Region, with an anticipated audience of 600+ business executives, community leaders, economic development professionals, educators, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders.

While the date and format have changed, we promise another dynamic event filled with exceptional speakers and valuable information to help drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in our economy and in our workplaces.

Registration will open in August at:
http://madisonregionsummit.com.

Presenting Sponsors:
Alliant Energy
UW Health / Quartz Health Solutions, Inc. / UnityPoint Health – Meriter

Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive

Many sickle cell patients depend on regular blood transfusions from African American blood donors to treat the effects of the disease. But, the number of African Americans donating blood with the American Red Cross has dropped by more than half in recent weeks due to COVID-19. Donations are needed now to help ensure treatments continue uninterrupted.

The Urban League of Greater Madison Guild and Young Professionals are proud to partner with the Red Cross to host a Sickle Cell Blood Drive on July 9.

As part of drive, the Red Cross is offering all who donate at the Urban League on July 9 testing for COVID-19 antibodies. Donors should learn of their test results within 7-10 days.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Enter Sponsor Code: MadisonSickleCell

POSTPONED – My Brother’s Keeper Gaming & Coding Day

Postponed due to COVID-19 public health concerns. Check back later this spring for our new date.

Join us to learn about game design, computer coding, virtual reality, and careers in these fields!
Open to middle & high school students.

Agenda South: A conversation with Madison’s Planning Director

Join us for the second in an ongoing conversation about needs and opportunities for an economically inclusive agenda for South Madison.

We?ll be joined the City of Madison?s new Director of Planning, Community, and Economic Development to hear about his approach and outlook for South Madison, and how he will engage the community on topics such as:

South Madison Planning Process
Town of Madison Dissolution
Potential New Investments
Novel Financing Possibilities
Challenges & Opportunities

Join us to share your ideas on how public and private investments can benefit the South Madison community, and create new models of inclusive economic growth!

Join Week 2020-Our Moment, Our Movement

Sip and Paint – Paint with a Purpose lead by lhartistry
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 | 6 PM | URBAN LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS
Lhartistry, a local artist will lead a sip and paint event focused on painting an important event in black history. This fun and educational event is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Find tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-with-a-purpose-a-sip-paint-tickets-90674994349

Tell me about the Movement
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 | 6 PM | URBAN LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS
Network and learn about the Urban League Young Professionals, Madison chapter, what we are doing and how you can get involved in creating the community you want to see.

The Census Information Session
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 | 6 PM | URBAN LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS
Have you participated in the Census? What do you need to know? This event will educate members and guests about the census and the importance of getting counted.

Giving back, a movement
NOW – FEBRUARY 5| URBAN LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS
Donate toiletries throughout Join Week. Donated items will be delivered to The Beacon, homeless day center.

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