Why Voting Matters: Consequences For Childcare Funding And Diversity In Education

07nov6:00 pm7:30 pmWhy Voting Matters: Consequences For Childcare Funding And Diversity In Education

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Urban League of Greater Madison

Event Details

Join the Urban League of Greater Madison and the League of Women Voters of Dane County for our forum Why Voting Matters: Consequences for Childcare Funding and Diversity in Education.

Doors at the Urban League, 2222 S. Park St., will open at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and light refreshments. Or join online via Zoom using the link below.

https://lwvdanecounty-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YFU748jWQHSEs_u4VIu_fg

Click here for more information: https://www.lwvdanecounty.org/forums/2023/11/7/why-voting-matters-consequences-for-childcare-funding-and-diversity-in-education

As examples of the importance of civic engagement our expert panelists will discuss how those who are elected affect the availability of childcare in our community and the promotion of equity in our schools and universities.

We will cover:

-Federal funding for childcare will end in January, 2024, and to date the state legislature has not passed replacement funding. Why is childcare funding at risk? What impact will this have on families, daycare providers, and employers?

-The Wisconsin legislature has attempted to prevent educating children about our true history and to eliminate diversity programs in our educational system. How do these attacks on educational diversity affect our children and our communities?

Panelists:

-Dr. Laura Dresser, Associate Director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), Clinical Associate Professor, UW–Madison School of Social Work
-Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita, UW-Madison School of Education

Moderator:

-Joy Cardin, retired Wisconsin Public Radio talk show host, a member of the League of Women Voters of Dane County, and a member of the board of directors of the LWV of Wisconsin

LWV Dane County forums are free and open to the public but registration is required to participate via Zoom.

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