How We Make A Difference

PAGE’s tireless work helped lead to the following advances in the first year:

  • Supported students and families who have experienced bias incidents and helped them find resources and recourse; amplified their voices and demanded accountability where such incidents have been ignored in the past
  • Prompted multiple community conversations and the designation of a $35,000 grant from the district and village to support the “Greendale Welcomes Diversity” action plan; PAGE members continue to participate in all action plan committees
  • Reviewed and revised policies, including on hate speech and police in schools
  • Held the district accountable for having equity as a major concern for all administrative positions, including the hiring of a Director of Equity and Instruction
  • Secured a commitment to hiring more staff of color in the schools
  • Signed on to the declaration of racism as a public health crisis; continue to push the district and village to do likewise
  • Offered trainings including SURJ’s bystander training and participated in community organizing trainings
  • Raised visibility through community activities like the July 4th parade, Village Days, and Halloween celebrations
  • Brought Aztec and African dancers to the schools and village
  • Distributed over 100 Hate Has No Home signs
  • Collaborated with other local anti-racist groups like PASE, SURJ, CERN and Chanese 4 Justice

PAGE continues to work for advancement through activities such as:

  • Attending and speaking up about relevant issues at school board, village board, and library board meetings
  • A Community Conversation: An Interactive Experience Exploring Equity & Inclusion
  • Dia de los Muertos educational events
  • Indigenous Heritage Month presentation about Menominee culture
  • Black History Month programs and essay contests
  • Step Up and Stand for Kindness, organized with the Field Workshop
  • Community Chalk Event at Highland View in response to racist graffiti (invited by school parents)
  • Diverse story times both online and in person for both children and adults
  • Solidarity through Art Event with KitschëCoo
  • Intersectionality Workshop with Ubuntu Research & Evaluation
  • Radical Self-Care with Diana Rose Harper
  • Marching in Greendale 4th of July Parade
  • Marching in Greendale Halloween Parade and hand out candy
  • Bystander Intervention Training
  • Organized MLK events at the schools
  • Hosts a PAGE booth at numerous Greendale summer markets and other Greendale events and provided information to the community about equity and our work
  • Participation in the Opportunity Neighborhood Network program with the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council
  • Co-organizers of the Milwaukee Turners Vel Phillips Forum “What’s up with diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools?” panel
  • Members of the Redress Movement’s Round Table

 

PRESENTATION – GREENDALE: A COMMUNITY DIVIDED BY DESIGN; NOW MOVING FORWARD WITH PURPOSE